vs. Miami – L, 87-81

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February 7, 2018
Coral Gables, FL (Watsco Center)

GAME NOTES

DEACS OPEN TWO-GAME ROAD TRIP AT MIAMI
• Wake Forest looks for its first ranked win of the season as it visits No. 25 Miami
• The Deacs are searching for their first win in the state of Florida since a victory over Texas Tech in the 2011-12 Old Spice Classic in Orlando (lost seven straight)

SERIES HISTORY
• Wake Forest leads 11-8 (Miami leads 6-2 in Coral Gables)
• The Deacs won last year’s meeting, 96-77, in Winston-Salem
• The home team has won the last six meetings in the series
• Miami has won the last five meetings in Coral Gables after Wake Forest won two of its first three visits to Miami (2004-05 and 2006-07)

AGAINST RANKED FOES
• Tonight’s game is Wake Forest’s seventh this season against a ranked opponent
• The Deacs have dropped the first six, falling to Tennessee, at North Carolina, Duke (twice), Virginia and Clemson
• Wake Forest is looking to snap a 20-game road losing streak against ranked opponents, with the last road win over a ranked foe coming in 2009-10 (won 82-69 at No. 24 North Carolina)

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest fell to No. 20 Clemson, 75-67, on Saturday at the LJVM Coliseum
• Bryant Crawford led the Deacs with 16 points and six assists
• Doral Moore had nine points and 13 rebounds, his sixth straight double-figure rebound game

CHALLENGING ACC SCHEDULE
• Wake Forest’s strength of schedule this season ranks 10th overall nationally in KenPom and eighth overall nationally in ESPN’s BPI
• Those numbers are due to a challenging ACC schedule as the Deacs’ non-conference schedule is No. 192 in KenPom and No. 224 in the BPI
• Tonight’s game is the sixth conference game against a ranked opponent for the Deacs this season
• Wake Forest’s first 12 ACC opponents (including Miami) have a combined ACC record of 77-49 (.611), while the Deacs’ last six ACC opponents have a combined ACC record of 22-40 (.355)

MOORE ON THE GLASS
• Doral Moore ranks second in the conference in rebounding, averaging 10.7 boards per ACC contest
• He enters tonight’s game with six consecutive double-figure rebounding games, the longest streak by a Demon Deacon against ACC competition since Tim Duncan had an eight-game streak during his senior season in 1996-97

UP NEXT
• The Deacs complete a two-game road trip Sunday with a visit to Syracuse
• The game will tipoff at 1 p.m. and air on ACC Network affiliates