Wake vs. Georgia Tech Game Notes

February 19, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Winston-Salem, NC

 
FAN INFORMATION

  • Fans are encouraged to arrive EARLY, and be in their seats by 6:30 pm
  • The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative T-shirt
  • The pregame ceremony will honor Dave Odom as his banner will be unveiled in the rafters
  • At halftime, the 1994-95 ACC Championship team will be honored as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their title

DEACS HONOR ODOM AND ’95 ACC CHAMPS DURING GEORGIA TECH GAME

  • Wake Forest opens a three-game homestand on Wednesday as it hosts Georgia Tech
  • Prior to the game, former coach Dave Odom will be honored with a banner in the rafters of the LJVM Coliseum and the 1995 ACC Champions will be honored at halftime
  • Georgia Tech is the last ACC team the Deacs will face for the first time this season (last four ACC games are all rematches from earlier games this season)

ODOM & ’95 ACC CHAMPS TO BE HONORED

  • Coach Dave Odom and the 1995 ACC Championship team will be honored during tonight’s game
  • Prior to the game, a banner of Coach Odom will be raised at the LJVM Coliseum, becoming the second coach to receive the honor, joining the late Skip Prosser
  • At halftime, the 1995 ACC Championship team, which featured All-Americans Randolph Childress and Tim Duncan, will be honored as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their championship

SERIES HISTORY

  • Georgia Tech leads 43-40 (Wake Forest leads 27-12 at home, 20-8 at LJVM)
  • The home team has won the last seven meetings in the series
  • The Yellow Jackets won last year’s matchup in Atlanta, 92-79, as Brandon Childress had 28 points
  • Wake won the last meeting at LJVM, 79-62, on Valentine’s Day in 2018

LAST TIME OUT

  • Wake Forest suffered a 71-54 loss at Miami on Saturday
  • Brandon Childress led the Deacs with 15 points
  • Freshmen gave the Deacs production off the bench as Ismael Massoud scored 13 points and Jahcobi Neath had a career-high six assists

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 98.7 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

UP NEXT

  • The Demon Deacons continue their three-game homestand next Tuesday by hosting Duke
  • It is a rematch of a Jan. 11 game in Durham, won by the Blue Devils 90-59
  • Game time on ACC Network is 7 p.m.