Wake at Louisville Game Notes

February 5, 2020
9:00 p.m.
Louisville, KY

DEACS OPEN TWO-GAME ROAD TRIP AT LOUISVILLE

  • Wake Forest looks for its second ranked win of the year as it visits No. 5 Louisville
  • The Deacs are looking to win their second straight victory and their second ACC road win of the year
  • Wake Forest competed in the 1962 Final Four in Louisville, falling to Ohio State in semifinals before defeating UCLA in the third place game at Freedom Hall

SERIES HISTORY

  • Louisville leads 6-2 (Louisville leads 2-0 at Louisville, both at the KFC Yum! Center)
  • The Cardinals have won the last two meetings in the series
  • Louisville won last year’s meeting 82-54 at the LJVM Coliseum
  • Wake’s last win in the series was an 88-81 win over then No. 8 Louisville in 2017 in Winston-Salem

LAST TIME OUT

  • Wake Forest recorded a 56-44 victory over Clemson on Saturday night at LJVM Coliseum
  • The Tigers’ 44 points were the fewest scored by an ACC opponent in the 30-year history of the LJVM Coliseum and the fewest allowed by the Demon Deacons to an ACC opponent in the shot clock era
  • Andrien White led Wake Forest with 17 points, all in the second half
  • Brandon Childress had 10 points and five assists, moving past Chris Paul for 10th place in Wake Forest history in career assists with 399

AGAINST RANKED FOES

  • Wake Forest is playing its fifth ranked opponent of the season (1-3 record)
  • With a win, the Deacs will have two ranked wins in a season for the first time since 2013-14
  • Wake Forest’s last top-5 win was an 82-72 home victory over No. 4 Duke in 2013-14
  • The Deacs’ last top-5 road win was a 119-114 triple overtime victory at No. 4 North Carolina in 2003-04

TAMING THE TIGERS

  • Wake Forest used a strong defensive effort in the 56-44 victory over Clemson on Feb. 1
  • The Tigers’ 44 points were the fewest scored by an ACC opponent in the 30-year history of the LJVM Coliseum and were the fewest points allowed by the Deacs to an ACC opponent in the shot clock era
  • Clemson’s 44 points were the fewest allowed by the Deacs in any game since a 62-31 win over Winston-Salem State in 2008-09
  • Clemson’s 19 first-half points were the fewest scored by a Wake Forest opponent at halftime since 2016 (14 by Boston College)
  • The Tigers shot 30.5% from the floor, the lowest a Wake opponent has shot since Quinnipiac (28.8%) in 2017-18 and the lowest for an ACC opponent since Pitt (30.2) in 2016-17

THE 1200-400 CLUB

  • With his next assist, Brandon Childress will join the 1,200 point-400 assist club for his career
  • He will become the sixth Demon Deacon to join the club, which  includes his father
  • He will become the only active ACC player with 1,200 points and 400 assists, and one of just eight active power conference players to reach both milestones