Wake vs. Virginia Tech Game Notes

January 14, 2020
9:00 p.m.
Winston-Salem, NC

DEACS RETURN HOME TO HOST VIRGINIA TECH

  • Wake Forest begins a two-game ACC homestand by hosting Virginia Tech
  • It is the lone matchup of the season between the Demon Deacons and Hokies
  • The Deacs are looking to rebound after back-to-back losses to top-10 foes

SERIES HISTORY

  • Virginia Tech leads 35-31 (Wake leads 17-9 at home, 5-5 at LJVM Coliseum)
  • The Hokies have won the last three meetings in the series
  • Last year, Virginia Tech won 87-71 in Blacksburg in the only meeting of the year
  • Wake Forest’s last win over Virginia Tech came in 2017, a 89-84 victory in Blacksburg in the regular season finale
  • The Deacs’ last win over the Hokies at LJVM Coliseum was a 73-70 victory in 2015

LAST TIME OUT

  • Wake Forest fell at No. 2 Duke 90-59 on Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Torry Johnson and Olivier Sarr each had 13 points to lead the Deacs while Sharone Wright, Jr. scored a season-high 11 points
  • The Demon Deacons scored a season-high 38 bench points in the game

BENCH PRODUCTION

  • On average, Wake Forest is outscoring opponents 27.3-15.4 this season off the bench
  • The Deacs have had 15 double-figure scoring games off the bench this year, led by 10 from Olivier Sarr
  • Ody OguamaChaundee BrownIsmael MassoudTorry Johnson and Sharone Wright, Jr. have also had double-figure scoring games off the bench this season
  • The Demon Deacons only had 16 total double-figure games off the bench in all of last season, while Sarr’s 10 double-figure games off the bench are the most since Keyshawn Woods had 15 in 2017-18

GETTING TO THE LINE

  • Wake Forest leads the ACC in free throw attempts (24.4 per game) and is second in free throw percentage (74.3 percent)
  • The Deacs’ free throw rate of 42.9% (FTA/FGA) ranks 6th nationally and is the highest for a Wake Forest team since 2014-15 (50.1)
  • Olivier Sarr ranks second in the ACC with 84 free throw attempts, already eclipsing his 2018-19 free throw attempt total (61)
  • 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 (66) and Brandon Childress (65) rank first and second in the ACC in free throws made this season
  • 25.0% of Wake Forest’s points this season have come from the line, the second highest percentage nationally