Basketball Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. Wofford
Jan. 1, 2012
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will ring in the New Year and wrap up the non-conference portion of its schedule when the Demon Deacons host the Wofford Terriers on Monday evening in Winston-Salem. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
How to Catch the Game
Monday's game will be regionally televised by Fox Sports. Mike Hogewood (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (color) will call the action.
The game can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG College Sports Network and online at WakeForestSports.com. Stan Cotten (play-by-play) and Mark Freidinger (color) have the call.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest (9-4) is coming off a 72-71 win over Yale last Thursday in Winston-Salem. The Deacons built a 19-point lead in the second half but saw the Bulldogs chip away to get within two with just over a minute to play.
Wake was able to hold on thanks in large part to a coast-to-coast layup by Tony Chennault that pushed the lead back to four. Yale hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the final margin.
C.J. Harris scored 23 points for the second straight game, going 8-for-12 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Carson Desrosiers fell just shy of a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.
Meet the Terriers
Wofford (7-6, 1-1 SoCon) is coming off a 57-45 loss at South Carolina on Wednesday in Columbia, S.C. The setback was the second straight for the Terriers, who had won five of six games prior to the current stretch.
Senior guards Kevin Giltner and Brad Loesing lead Wofford with 16.4 and 13.1 points per game, respectively.
Wake Forest holds a 5-1 lead in the all-time series with Wofford. The series dates back to the 1905-06 season, and the bulk of the teams' meetings have come before the modern era.
In the most recent meeting, the No. 2-ranked Deacons posted a 68-51 defeat of the Terriers on Jan. 29, 1997, at the Joel Coliseum. The game marks the only contest of Tim Duncan's collegiate career in which he did not block at least one shot.
Before that game, Wake Forest and Wofford last met during the 1935-36 season.
The Deacs will open ACC play on Saturday, Jan. 7, when they host Virginia Tech at noon. Wake Forest has lost five straight to the Hokies and trails in the all-time series, 28-26.
Wake Forest will then play at Maryland on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to begin a stretch of playing four road games in a span of 18 days in January.