Wake vs. Virginia Game Notes

January 25, 2020
12:00 p.m.
Winston-Salem, NC


  • Game Sponsor: Progress Rail
  • Sunday is a doubleheader of basketball at the LJVM Coliseum, with the women’s team hosting Syracuse at 4 p.m. Fans are welcome to stay inside the Coliseum for the women’s game, but if you decide to leave, your men’s ticket will grant you admittance to the women’s game. Tickets to the women’s game will not grant fans admittance to the men’s game.
  • Anthem/Halftime Performance: Joe Everson


  • The Demon Deacons conclude their January home schedule Sunday with a visit from reigning NCAA Champion Virginia
  • Wake Forest is 7-17 all-time against a reigning NCAA Champion and is looking for its first win against one since an 82-69 win at North Carolina in 2010


  • Wake Forest leads 70-67 (Wake leads 42-19 at home, 18-6 at LJVM Coliseum)
  • The Cavaliers have won the last seven meetings in the series, including the last three at LJVM
  • Virginia won last year’s lone matchup, 68-45, in Charlottesville
  • Wake’s last win in the series was a 55-52 win in 2013 in Winston-Salem


  • Wake Forest suffered a 71-68 loss at Clemson on Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum
  • The Tigers rallied from down 10 points in the first half and six points at the break to hand the Deacons their first loss this season when leading at halftime (8-1 record)
  • Andrien White scored a season-high 22 points, his first 20-point game as a Demon Deacon
  • Olivier Sarr had 16 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season


  • Wake Forest has three players averaging at least 13.0 points per game this season (Brandon Childress-15.2, Chaundee Brown-13.3, Olivier Sarr-13.0)
  • Wake and Miami are the only ACC teams currently having three players averaging at least 13 points per game
  • The last time three Demon Deacons averaged at least 13.0 ppg for a season was in 2004-05 (Eric Williams-16.1, Justin Gray-16.0, Chris Paul-15.3)


  • Wake Forest leads the ACC in free throw attempts (23.9 per game) and is second in free throw percentage (73.8 percent)
  • The Deacs’ free throw rate of 42.3% (FTA/FGA) ranks 8th nationally and is the highest for a Wake Forest team since 2014-15 (50.1)
  • Olivier Sarr ranks second in the ACC with 102 free throw attempts, just four shy of the 106 attempts he had in his first two seasons combined
  • Sarr’s 6.0 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 (80) and Brandon Childress (77) rank first and second in the ACC in free throws made this season and are the only power conference teammates to each have at least 75 made free throws this season
  • 24.4% of Wake Forest’s points this season have come from the line, the seventh highest percentage nationally