Wake at Miami Game Notes

February 15, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Coral Gables, FL

DEACS FLY SOUTH FOR SATURDAY MATCHUP WITH THE HURRICANES

  • Wake Forest looks for its second straight win and its second ACC road win of the season
  • The game marks the final time the Deacs are scheduled to play outside of the state of North Carolina this season (last five regular season games and ACC Tournament all in NC)
  • Only meeting this season between the Demon Deacons and Hurricanes

SERIES HISTORY

  • Wake Forest leads 12-11 (Miami leads 8-2 in Coral Gables, all at Watsco Center)
  • The home team has won the last nine regular season meetings and 16 of 19 since Miami joined the ACC
  • Each team won at home last year before the Hurricanes won the ACC Tournament matchup
  • Wake’s last win in Coral Gables came in 2007

LAST TIME OUT

  • Wake Forest never trailed on Tuesday as it downed North Carolina 74-57 at LJVM Coliseum
  • The Deacs led by as many as 26 early in the second half, their largest lead of the season
  • The Tar Heels shot 6.3% (1-16) from three, the lowest percentage by a Wake Forest opponent since 2004-05 when Virginia did not make a three against the Deacs (0-12)
  • Brandon Childress had 14 points and a career-high 10 assists for his first career double-double

BROWN VS. THE STATE OF FLORIDA

  • Orlando native Chaundee Brown has loved playing against teams from his home state of Florida, especially on the road
  • He has scored at least 20 points in all three previous games in Florida (20 at Miami in ’18, 22 at Miami in ’19, 20 at Florida State in ’19)
  • Last year he had a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Miami in the game in Winston-Salem

IMPROVED D

  • Wake Forest has posted its best defensive numbers of the Manning era this season
  • The Deacs have a KenPom adjusted defensive rating of 99.5 their best since 2013
  • Wake has forced opponents to shoot under 40% from the floor in nine games this season while only allowing three opponents to shoot at least 50%, its best ratio of the last six seasons

CHILDRESS WITH 30/10 VISION

  • Brandon Childress has joined elite company by recording a 30-point game and a 10-assist game in ACC play this season
  • He is the only player in the conference to reach both marks in ACC games this season
  • Childress is the third Deacon since 2000 to have a 30-point game and a 10-assist game against ACC opponents in the same year, joining Justin Gray (2005-06) and Chris Paul (2003-04)
  • Childress had a career-high 30 points on Dec. 7 against NC State, the most points by a Deacon since John Collins had 31 points at Duke in 2016-17
  • Childress had a career-high 10 assists on Feb. 11 vs. North Carolina