Basketball Gameday: Wake Forest vs. Syracuse
Jan. 2, 2018

Gameday Central - Wake Forest (7-6, 0-1 ACC) vs. Syracuse (12-2, 1-0 ACC)
Game #14 Wednesday, January 3, 7:00 p.m.
Location Winston-Salem, N.C. (LJVM Coliseum) - Facility Information
Tickets $35-$65 Buy Online
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PROMOTIONS
• Wear Black: The Deacs will be wearing their black uniforms so wear black to support them
• Ticket Special: Go to http://wakeforestsports.com/promo and use the promo code MBB2018 for $20.18 tickets for the game

DEACS HOST SYRACUSE IN ACC HOME OPENER
• Wake Forest makes its ACC home debut by hosting Syracuse
• The Deacs are looking to avoid an 0-2 start to conference play for the fourth straight season
• Wake Forest has won four straight ACC home games (last four of last season)

SERIES HISTORY
• Syracuse leads 5-0 (2-0 in Winston-Salem)
• The Orange is the only ACC team the Deacs have never defeated
• Last year, Syracuse edged Wake Forest 81-76 at the Carrier Dome
• The last meeting at the LJVM Coliseum, in 2015-16, the Orange posted an 83-55 win

LAST TIME OUT
• Wake Forest dropped its ACC opener on Dec. 30 at No. 13 North Carolina, 73-69
• It marked the third straight year the Deacs opened conference play by visiting a ranked foe
• The Deacs trailed by 10 early in the second half before rallying to take a lead in the final two minutes
Bryant Crawford had 17 points to lead Wake Forest

PLAYING WITH A LEAD
• Despite a 7-6 record, the Demon Deacons have led in the second half in 11 of 13 games this season
• In 520 minutes this season, Wake Forest has led for 334:58 and trailed for just 147:11

ACC HOME OPENERS
• Wake Forest is 17-11 in ACC home openers at the LJVM Coliseum
• The Demon Deacons are looking to win their ACC home opener for the first time in the Danny Manning era
• Wake Forest has dropped its last three ACC home openers, to No. 5 Louisville in 2015-16, to No. 14 Duke in 2016-17 and to Clemson last year
• The Deacs' last win in an ACC home opener was a 73-67 victory over No. 19 North Carolina in 2013-14

UP NEXT
• The Deacs visit Boston College on Saturday
• Wake Forest swept all three meetings against the Eagles last season (79-66 in Winston-Salem, 85-80 in Chestnut Hill, 92-78 in Brooklyn at the ACC Tournament)
• Game time is 4 p.m. and the game will air on the Regional Sports Networks (FOX Sports Carolinas)

 

 

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