Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts Boston College
Travis McKie and the Deacons handed BC a 29-point loss in the Eagles' trip to the Joel last season.

Travis McKie and the Deacons handed BC a 29-point loss in the Eagles' trip to the Joel last season.

Jan. 11, 2013

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest is set to host Boston College in the first of two games with the Eagles this season on Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Saturday's game will be televised regionally by Fox Sports. Rich Waltz (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (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 55-52 win over Virginia on Wednesday in Winston-Salem. The Deacons led by as many as 14 points in the second half but had to hold off a late Cavalier charge to earn their first ACC win. • The Deacons were held without a field goal over the final 10 minutes of the game but went 9-for-11 from the free throw line during that stretch and used tough defense to gut out the win. • C.J. Harris scored a game-high 16 points, including an 8-of-8 mark from the free throw line, with six of the free throws coming in the final 1:19. • Travis McKie added 14 points and three assists along with two blocks and a perfect 5-of-5 mark from the charity stripe. • Devin Thomas grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and also had three blocks and two assists. • Wake Forest forced a Virginia team that entered the night averaging only 11.5 turnovers per game into 17 turnovers while turning the ball over only 12 times themselves.

The Last Meeting
Boston College56
Wake Forest85
February 25, 2012
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Demon Deacons Bury Eagles, 85-56
Wake Forest got big games from C.J. Harris and Travis McKie, rolling to its biggest win in the Jeff Bzdelik era with an 85-56 victory against ACC rival Boston College on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The Opposition
• Boston College (9-6, 1-1 ACC) is coming off an 86-75 win at Virginia Tech on Wednesday in Blacksburg. The win was the Eagles' sixth in their past seven games since December 8.

Series History
• Boston College leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 9-5. After sweeping both meetings last season, the Deacons have won five of the past seven meetings since 2008-09. • Last season, Wake Forest earned a 71-56 win in Chestnut Hill on Jan. 21 and an 85-56 win in Winston-Salem on Feb. 25.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will hit the road for a game at Clemson on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. The Tigers are 8-6 overall and 0-2 in the ACC following setbacks to Florida State and Duke. Clemson will host Virginia on Saturday. • The Deacons will then play at Virginia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. The Hokies are 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the ACC. Virginia Tech has lost four straight entering its game at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

 

 

 

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