Wake at Duke Game Notes

January 11, 2020
8:00 p.m.
Durham, NC

 

DEACS PLAY SECOND STRAIGHT TOP-10 OPPONENT WITH TRIP TO NO. 2 DUKE

  • Wake Forest plays its second top-10 opponent of the week with a visit to No. 2 Duke
  • It marks the third consecutive season that the Deacs have played top-10 opponents back-to-back
  • The Demon Deacons are looking for their second ranked win of the season and their first top-5 win since 2014 (defeated No. 4 Duke in the home finale)

SERIES HISTORY

  • Duke leads 173-78 (Duke leads 73-17 Durham, 63-16 at Cameron Indoor Stadium)
  • The Blue Devils have won the last 10 meetings in the series, including both matchups last season
  • In the last meeting, the Deacs nearly upset No. 4 Duke in Durham as the Blue Devils escaped 71-70 when Chaundee Brown’s putback attempt fell off the rim as time expired
  • Wake’s last win in the series was a 82-72 win in 2014 in Winston-Salem
  • The Deacs’ last win in Cameron was an 81-69 victory in 1997, when senior Tim Duncan had 26 points and 14 rebounds

LAST TIME OUT

  • Wake Forest fell to No. 10 Florida State 78-68 on Wednesday night at the LJVM Coliseum
  • The Deacs opened the second half on an 11-0 run to take a 45-41 lead before the Seminoles rallied to prevent the upset
  • Brandon Childress scored 20 points to lead the Demon Deacons, his fourth 20-point game of the year

RANKED FOES

  • The Deacs will face their fourth ranked opponent of the season with the visit to Duke
  • Wake is 1-2 this season against ranked opponents, topping No. 23 Xavier in the Skip Prosser Classic and falling to No. 14 Arizona in the Wooden Legacy final and No. 10 Florida State at home earlier this week

BENCH PRODUCTION

  • On average, Wake Forest is outscoring opponents 26.5-14.5 this season off the bench
  • The Deacs have had 13 double-figure scoring games off the bench this season, led by ninefrom Olivier Sarr
  • Ody Oguama, Chaundee Brown, Ismael Massoud and Torry Johnson have also had double-figure scoring games off the bench this season
  • Through 14 games last season, the Deacs averaged 18.8 bench points and only had eight double-figure games from substitutes

GETTING TO THE LINE

  • Wake Forest leads the ACC in free throw attempts (25.0 per game) and is second in free throw percentage (75.1 percent)
  • The Deacs’ free throw rate of 43.8% (FTA/FGA) ranks 5th nationally and is the highest for a Wake Forest team since 2014-15 (50.1)
  • Olivier Sarr ranks second in the ACC with 80 free throw attempts, already eclipsing his 2018-19 free throw attempt total (61)
  • Sarr’s 6.2 FTA/game is the highest rate of getting to the line by a Deacon since 2017 when John Collins averaged 6.7 FTA/game
  • Brandon Childress (65) and Olivier Sarr (62) rank first and second in the ACC in free throws made this season
  • 25.6 percent of Wake Forest’s points this season have come from the line, the second highest percentage nationally