Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts Xavier in Skip Prosser Classic
Skip Prosser spent six season as the head coach at Wake Forest from 2001-07 and seven seasons as the head coach at Xavier from 1994-2001.
Skip Prosser spent six season as the head coach at Wake Forest from 2001-07 and seven seasons as the head coach at Xavier from 1994-2001.

Jan. 1, 2013

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest returns from its holiday break to host Xavier in the Skip Prosser Classic on Wednesday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Wednesday's game will be the third meeting in a 10-year series to honor Prosser, who served as the head coach of both programs.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Wednesday's game will be streamed online via ESPN3. Mike Gleason (play-by-play) and Paul Biancardi (color) will call the action. • The game can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network and online at WakeForestSports.com. Stan Cotten (play-by-play) and Mark Freidinger (color) have the call.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest is coming off an 84-70 win at UNCG on Saturday, Dec. 22. The Demon Deacons broke open what was a close game early on with a 12-2 run to end the first half. The Deacons trailed 27-26 at the 2:24 mark but followed with 10 straight points to take control of the game. • Travis McKie led the Deacons with 19 points, while Chase Fischer came off the bench to score 13 points, hitting 3-of-3 from 3-point range. • Devin Thomas followed with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting. Thomas and Arnaud William Adala Moto each pulled down six rebounds to lead the team. Adala Moto, whose six boards were a season-high, also scored nine points, which was his highest total since scoring 10 in the season opener.

The Last Meeting
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December 18, 2010
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Wake Forest Falls to Xavier, 83-75, in the Skip Prosser Classic
J.T. Terrell led Wake Forest with 27 points as Xavier earned an 83-75 victory over Wake Forest as part of the Skip Prosser Classic. Wake Forest (6-5) hosted the initial game of the series honoring the coach, winning in double overtime last season. For the rematch, the Demon Deacons tried to end the nation's second-longest home-court winning streak.

The Opposition
• Xavier (7-5, 0-0 A-10) is coming off a 51-47 loss at Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. The Musketeers were handed their third straight loss after the Vols battled back from 10 down in the second half.

Series History
• Xavier leads the all-time series with Wake Forest 2-1. The teams have split the previous two Skip Prosser Classic meetings with each winning at home. The series dates back to a 1999 Postseason NIT meeting in Cincinnati. • The Musketeers won the most recent meeting 85-73 on Dec. 18, 2010, at the Cintas Center. That evened the Classic after the Deacons posted a 96-92 double-overtime win over Xavier on Jan. 3, 2010.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will open their 18-game ACC schedule on Saturday, Jan. 5, at No. 1-ranked Duke. The game will be televised on ESPNU. • The Blue Devils are a perfect 12-0 this season entering their game at Davidson on Wednesday in Charlotte. • The Deacons will then host Virginia on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and Boston College on Saturday, Jan. 12.

 

 

 

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