Demon Deacons seeking season split with the No. 5-ranked Blue Devils
Jan. 29, 2013
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will wrap up the month of January with its second meeting this season against rival Duke, as the Demon Deacons host the No. 5-ranked Blue Devils on Wednesday evening in Winston-Salem. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
Where to Watch & Listen
Wednesday's game will be televised on the ACC Network. Tom Werme (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (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 82-62 loss at Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta. The Deacons fell behind early, as the Yellow Jackets scored the first 16 points of the game, and could not recover.
C.J. Harris led Wake Forest with 18 points. Wearing protective goggles after bruising his left eye in the NC State game last week, Harris pulled down a season-high seven rebounds and three assists.
Reigning ACC Rookie of the Week Devin Thomas just missed his second straight double-double, finishing with eight points and 13 rebounds to go along with a season-high five blocks and a steal on the defensive end.
Travis McKie scored 10 points, while Codi Miller-McIntyre chipped in nine points and three assists.
The Last Meeting
January 5, 2013
Wake Forest Falls to No. 1 Duke 80-62
Travis McKie registered 22 points and 11 rebounds for his 14th-career double-double on Saturday, but Wake Forest fell to No.1 Duke 80-62 at Cameron Indoor Stadium to begin ACC play Saturday.
Duke (17-2, 4-2 ACC) is coming off an 84-64 win over Maryland on Saturday in Durham. The No. 5-ranked Blue Devils have won three of five games since last facing the Deacons with both losses coming on the road.
Duke leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 161-77. Duke has won six straight meetings, including an 80-62 win in Durham earlier this month.
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 239th 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 play the first of two straight road games, as the Deacons travel to Maryland on Saturday, Feb. 2, for a 2 p.m. matchup with the Terrapins. Maryland (15-5, 3-4 ACC) will play at Florida State on Wednesday before hosting Wake Forest.
The Deacons will then play at in-state rival North Carolina on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels (13-6, 3-3 ACC) play at Boston College on Tuesday and then host Virginia Tech on Saturday before welcoming in the Deacons.