vs. Tennessee – L, 79-60

Postgame Press Conference

Game Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 23, 2017
Winston-Salem, NC (LJVM Coliseum)

GAME NOTES

PROMOTIONS
• Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day: Wake Forest faculty and staff can pick up their complimentary tickets and T-shirts in the East Lobby of the LJVM Coliseum, beginning at 11 a.m.
• Fans can purchase upper level tickets for the game for $5 from 10am-5pm on Friday by visiting the Deacon Shop at Hanes Mall

DEACS HOST TENNESSEE IN NON-CONFERENCE FINALE
• Wake Forest concludes non-conference play by hosting Tennessee Saturday
• The No. 21 Volunteers are the Deacs’ first ranked opponent of the season
• The Demon Deacons enter the game on a six-game win streak, their longest since a seven-game win streak in 2009-10
• Wake Forest has won its non-conference finale in each year of the Danny Manning era (2014-15 vs. Princeton, 2015-16 at LSU, 2016-17 vs. LSU)
• Today’s game marks the third straight season an SEC team has visited the LJVM Coliseum (88-85 win vs. Arkansas in 2015-16 and 110-76 win vs. LSU in 2016-17)

SERIES HISTORY
• Tennessee leads 8-2 (series even 1-1 at Wake Forest)
• The Volunteers have won the last three meetings, including an 82-63 win in the last meeting during 2013-14 at the Battle 4 Atlantis
• The last non-tournament meeting came on Dec. 8, 1970 when the No. 19 Vols edged the Deacs 60-59 at Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem
• Wake Forest’s last win in the series came on Jan. 18, 1960, an 84-57 victory at Memorial Coliseum

AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS
• Today’s game is Wake Forest’s first this season against a ranked opponent
• Last year the Deacs were 1-7 against ranked opponents (def. No. 8 Louisville on March 1)
• Under Danny Manning, the Deacs are 1-4 against non-conference ranked opponents (defeated No. 13 Indiana in the 2015 Maui Invitational)

SHARPSHOOTING ON WIN STREAK
• During the current six-game winning streak, the Deacs have been sharp offensively
• During the streak, the Deacs are shooting 54.2 percent from the floor, 41.3 percent from 3-point range and 76.3 percent from the line
• Wake Forest has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in each of the past six games, the longest streak within one season since a six-game stretch in 1992-93
• The Deacs have scored at least 80 points in each game of the streak, averaging 86.0 points per game

THROW IT DOWN, BIG FELLA!
• Doral Moore is shooting 85.2 percent from the floor this season (52-61), leading the nation among players with at least 5 FGA/Game
• He is just shy of qualifying for the official NCAA lead in FG% (5FG/G)
• He leads the nation in 2-point FG% at 85.2 (all of his attempts have been inside the arc) and would shatter the mark for the highest 2FG% by an ACC player since 1992-93 (69.7 percent by Brendan Haywood of North Carolina in 1999-00)
• He would join four fellow Demon Deacons who have led the ACC in 2FG% for a season since 1992-93 (Tim Duncan in 1996-97, Eric Williams in 2005-06, James Johnson in 2008-09 and John Collins in 2016-17)
• Of his 52 field goals this season, 33 have been dunks
• His 9-of-10 shooting against Army on Dec. 8 tied the best FG% by a Deac (min 10 FGA) in the Danny Manning era (John Collins went 9-of-10 last season vs. UTEP)

CRAWFORD’S STREAK
• Bryant Crawford has scored in double figures in 36 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the ACC and the sixth-longest active streak in the nation
• Crawford’s streak is the longest by a Deacon since Tim Duncan had a 59-game streak during his junior and senior seasons

UP NEXT
• The Deacs open ACC play on Dec. 30 with a trip to North Carolina
• It will be the fourth consecutive season that Wake Forest has opened conference play on the road
• The Deacs will be looking for their first win at the Smith Center since an 82-69 win in 2009-10 (lost last four in Chapel Hill)
• Wake Forest is playing the reigning NCAA Champion for the third consecutive year and is looking for its first win against a reigning champ since that 2009-10 win in Chapel Hill