at Pitt – W, 63-57

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February 21, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA (Petersen Events Center)

GAME NOTES

DEACS LOOK FOR FIRST WIN IN PITTSBURGH
• Wake Forest travels to Pitt in search of its first ACC road win of the season
• The Deacs are also looking for their first-ever win in the city of Pittsburgh, entering the game with a 0-9 all-time record in the city (0-2 at Pitt, 0-3 at Duquesne, 0-4 in Steel Bowl tournament)
• The game is the last Wednesday game of the regular season for the Demon Deacons, who have won all three of their ACC games this season on Wednesday nights

SERIES HISTORY
• Pitt leads 3-2 (Pitt leads 2-0 in Pittsburgh, both at Petersen Events Center)
• Wake Forest won last year’s meeting in Winston-Salem, 63-59, rallying from down 19 points to tie the largest comeback in program history
• The last meeting in Pittsburgh, in 2016, was a 101-96 Panther victory in double overtime, the Deacs’ last overtime contest

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest suffered a 90-84 loss to NC State Saturday at the LJVM Coliseum
• Bryant Crawford scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Deacs
• Doral Moore had a career-high 23 points to go with 12 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double (his 11th double-double of the season)

DEACS FROM DEEP
• Wake Forest ranks third in the ACC in 3-point percentage at 38.7
• Last year the Deacs shot 38.5 percent as they made a school-record 268 triples
• In ACC play, Wake Forest ranks third at 38.7 percent from 3-point range, making 8.0 triples per game
• The Deacs have made at least eight 3-pointers in 10 of 15 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)

DOUBLE-DOUBLES FOR MOORE
• Doral Moore has eight double-doubles in ACC play (T-2nd in conference play)
• He is one of four players averaging a double-double in ACC play (Marvin Bagley III, Luke Maye, Wendell Carter, Jr.)
• His eight ACC double-doubles matches John Collins’ total from ACC play last season

DORAL, GIVE US A SECOND CHANCE (HOOP)!
• Doral Moore ranks second in the ACC in offensive rebounding at 3.3 offensive boards per game and 3.8 offensive boards in league play
• Of his 57 offensive rebounds in ACC play, Moore has turned 32 of them into an immediate putback dunk, layup or tip-in
• Those putbacks account for 64 of Wake Forest’s 175 second-chance points in ACC play (36.6%)

UP NEXT
• The Deacs host Notre Dame Saturday in their home finale
• Game time is 3 p.m. and the game will air on ACC Network affiliates