Demon Deacons open ACC play at No. 1-ranked Blue Devils
Jan. 4, 2013
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will open its 60th season of play in the Atlantic Coast Conference when the Demon Deacons take on the No. 1-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Saturday afternoon in Durham. Tip-off is scheduled for noon at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Where to Watch & Listen
Saturday's game will be televised on ESPNU. Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Jay Williams (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 a 66-59 win over Xavier in the Skip Prosser Classic on Wednesday in Winston-Salem. The Deacons used a late 12-0 run to erase their only second-half deficit and win their third straight game.
Travis McKie scored 19 points, grabbed eight rebounds and also had two assists, two blocks and two steals to lead the Deacons.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 16 points on an efficient 6-of-7 shooting, while C.J. Harris finished with 15 points on the night. Devin Thomas dominated the boards, grabbing a season-high 14 rebounds.
Wake Forest closed the first half on a 10-2 run to take control of the game. The Deacons then held the Musketeers scoreless over a four-minute stretch late in the second half to seal the win.
The Last Meeting
February 28, 2012
Wake Forest Rally Falls Short in 79-71 Loss to No. 4 Duke
A career-best performance on Senior Night by Nikita Mescheriakov and a furious late charge by Wake Forest fell just short against No. 4 Duke inside the Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Tuesday night, as the Deacons dropped their home finale, 79-71.
No. 1-ranked Duke (13-0, 0-0 ACC) is coming off a 67-50 defeat of in-state rival Davidson on Wednesday in Charlotte.
Duke is led by Mason Plumlee who averages 18.8 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. The Blue Devils are a perfect 7-0 at home this season.
Duke leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 160-77. The Blue Devils have won each of the past five meetings, including twice last season.
The Wake Forest-Duke series is the oldest in the ACC, dating back to the 1906 season. The series is also the league's most frequently played, as it is in its 238th all-time meeting.
The 1906 meeting in Durham was the first-ever game for each program. Wake Forest came away with a 24-10 win.
Wake Forest will host Virginia in its ACC home opener on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 9 p.m. The Cavaliers are 10-3 on the season entering Sunday's home game with North Carolina.
The Deacons will then host Boston College on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. The Eagles are 8-5 and have won five straight entering Saturday's home game against NC State.