vs. Duke – L, 84-70

Postgame Press Conference

Game Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 23, 2018
Winston-Salem, NC (LJVM Coliseum)

GAME NOTES

DEACS HOST DUKE IN FIRST RETURN GAME OF 2017-18
• Wake Forest hosts No. 4 Duke, the second of consecutive home games against top-four opponents (lost to No. 2 Virginia on Sunday)
• It marks the first time since 2007-08 that the Demon Deacons are playing consecutive games against top-four teams (No. 2 Duke and No. 3 North Carolina)
• The Deacons are looking for their highest-ranked win since an 82-72 victory over No. 4 Duke at the LJVM Coliseum on March 5, 2014
• Wake Forest is looking to snap a season-long five-game losing streak and record its first ranked win of the season
• Tonight’s game marks the first time since 1990-91 that the Demon Deacons have played two regular season games against an opponent in a 10-day span (Virginia: lost on the road Feb. 2, won at home Feb. 10)

SERIES HISTORY
• Duke leads 170-78 (Duke leads 48-39 at Wake, 15-11 at LJVM Coliseum)
• The Blue Devils have won the last seven meetings, including an 89-71 win in Durham earlier this month

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest fell to No. 2 Virginia, 59-49, Sunday night at LJVM Coliseum
• The Deacs were held to their lowest scoring total of the season, but also held the Cavaliers to their second-lowest scoring total
• Bryant Crawford led the Deacs with 11 points and Mitchell Wilbekin and Brandon Childress each scored 10 points
• Doral Moore had nine points and 13 rebounds on his 21st birthday

DEACS FROM DEEP
• Wake Forest ranks third in the ACC in 3-point percentage at 38.8
• Last year the Deacs shot 38.5 percent as they made a school-record 268 triples
• In ACC play, Wake Forest is second in the conference at 38.8 percent from 3-point range, making 8.4 triples per game
• The Deacs have made at least nine 3-pointers in five of seven ACC games this season
• Seven different Deacs have made multiple 3-pointers in a game this season (only six Deacs accomplished the feat last season)

IT COMES DOWN TO SHOOTING
• One of the keys to success for the Deacs this year has been strong field goal shooting
• Wake Forest is 7-1 this season when shooting a higher FG% than its opponent and 0-9 when shooting a lower percentage (1-1 when even)
• The Deacs are shooting 51.2 percent from the floor in their eight wins and 39.9 percent from the floor in their 11 losses
• Last season, Wake Forest was 17-0 when shooting a higher FG% and 2-14 when shooting a lower FG%

UP NEXT
• The Deacs will visit Louisville on Saturday
• It will be just the second time Wake Forest has visited the KFC Yum! Center
• The Deacs only other visit to Louisville was for the 1962 Final Four at Freedom Hall