Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts Virginia
Richmond, Va. native Travis McKie is averaging 18.4 points over his past five games.
Richmond, Va. native Travis McKie is averaging 18.4 points over his past five games.

Jan. 8, 2013

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Dollar Dog Night at the Joel Coliseum

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will welcome in the Virginia Cavaliers, as the Demon Deacons are set for their 2013 ACC home opener on Wednesday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for a late 9 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Wednesday's game will be televised regionally by Fox Sports. Rich Waltz (play-by-play) and Eddie Fogler (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 80-62 loss at No. 1-ranked Duke on Saturday in Durham. The loss snapped the Deacons' three-game winning streak.
Travis McKie posted a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Deacons. McKie went 7-for-11 from the field and added two steals.
C.J. Harris scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and also dished out a team-best four assists.
Devin Thomas turned in his second-straight double-digit rebounding performance with 12 boards.
• The Deacons closed the first half on a 9-3 run, capped by a Harris layup at the buzzer to pull within 41-30 at the break. Wake Forest then battled back from 25 down in the second half to get within 13 points late in the game.

The Last Meeting
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Wake Forest Goes Down to No. 19 Virginia 68-44
Travis McKie had 16 points and six rebounds for the Demon Deacons. But, Mike Scott made all nine of his shots and scored 19 points to lead No. 19 Virginia to a 68-44 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night.

The Opposition
• Virginia (11-3, 1-0 ACC) is coming off a 61-52 ACC-opening win over North Carolina on Sunday evening in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers, who received a vote in this week's Top 25 Coaches Poll, have won 10 of their past 11 games since mid-November.

Series History
• Wake Forest leads the all-time series with Virginia, 69-60. The Cavaliers snapped a six-game losing streak to the Deacons with a 68-44 win in Charlottesville last season.
• The Deacons have won nine straight over the Cavaliers at the Joel Coliseum since 2000-01 and 13 of the past 14 since 1994-95.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will host Boston College on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. The Eagles are 8-6 and recently had their five-game winning streak snapped with a home loss to NC State last Saturday. BC will play at Virginia Tech on Wednesday before traveling to Winston-Salem.
• The Deacons swept both meetings with the Eagles last season, including a 29-point win at the Joel Coliseum.
• Wake Forest will hit the road for games at Clemson on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 19, before returning home to host in-state rival NC State on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

 

 

 

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