Wake vs. Duke Game Notes

February 25, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Winston-Salem, NC



  • Game Sponsor: Lowes Food
  • Halftime: Xtreme Dunk Team


  • Wake Forest continues a three-game homestand on Tuesday as it hosts No. 7 Duke
  • The Demon Deacons are looking for their second ranked win of the season (defeated Xavier on Dec. 14)
  • Duke is the highest ranked opponent to visit the LJVM Coliseum this season as the Blue Devils are ranked in the top 10 when they visit Wake for the third straight season


  • Duke leads 174-78 overall (Duke leads 50-39 at Wake and 17-11 at LJVM)
  • The Blue Devils have won the last 11 meetings in the series including a 90-59 win in Durham in January
  • The last Wake Forest win in the series was an 82-72 win over then No. 4 Duke on Mar. 5, 2014 at the LJVM Coliseum


  • Wake Forest opened the homestand with an 86-79 loss to Georgia Tech on Wednesday
  • Brandon Childress and Jahcobi Neath each scored 16 points to lead the Deacs
  • Wake had three double-figure scorers off the bench (Neath-16, Sarr-11, Massoud-11), its most in a non-senior day game since three (Al-Farouq Aminu, Gary Clark, Ari Stewart) vs. Elon in 2009-10


  • Tonight’s game is the third rematch of the season for the Demon Deacons
  • In the first two rematches (Boston College and Clemson), the Deacs recorded a home victory after losing to that opponent on the road earlier in the season


  • Wake Forest is playing its sixth ranked opponent of the season (1-4 record)
  • With a win, the Deacs will have two ranked wins in a season for the first time since 2013-14


  • Wake Forest leads the ACC in free throw attempts (23.3 per game) and is third in free throw percentage (74.4 percent)
  • The Deacs’ free throw rate of 41.3% (FTA/FGA) ranks 13th nationally and is the highest for a Wake Forest team since 2014-15 (50.1)
  • Olivier Sarr ranks second in the ACC with 153 free throw attempts, already more than the 106 he had in his first two seasons combined
  • Sarr’s 6.1 FTA/game is the highest rate of getting to the line by a Deacon since 2017 when John Collins averaged 6.7 FTA/game
  • Olivier Sarr (116) and Brandon Childress (109) rank second and fourth in the ACC in free throws made this season
  • 24.2% of Wake Forest’s points this season have come from the line, the fourth highest percentage nationally
  • Wake Forest went 24-of-25 from the free throw line against Long Beach State in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy, as the 96% was the second-best single-game average in school history (min. 20 attempts), trailing only the ACC record 32-of-32 Wake had against North Carolina in 2005
  • Wake has recorded the season-high opponent free throw attempts for five teams (Columbia, Notre Dame, Pitt, UNC Asheville, Virginia)
  • The Demon Deacons have drawn a league-high 531 fouls this season
  • Wake Forest has had 21 opponents foul out this season, its most since 27 in 2017-18


  • The Demon Deacons conclude their home schedule on Saturday by hosting Notre Dame
  • It is a rematch of a Jan. 29 game in South Bend, won by the Irish 90-80
  • Game time on the Regional Sports Networks is 4 p.m.
  • Prior to the game, the three senior Deacons (Brandon ChildressTorry Johnson and Andrien White) will be honored on Senior Day