Basketball Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. North Carolina
Deacons host the No. 5-ranked Tar Heels on Tuesday evening
Jan. 30, 2012
Wake Forest Game Notes | North Carolina Game Notes
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, Wake Forest will take on its third ranked opponent of the month when the No. 5-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels visit Winston-Salem on Tuesday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
How to Catch the Game
Tuesday's game will be televised on ESPNU. Carter Blackburn (play-by-play) and Jay Bilas (color) will call the action.
The game can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG College Sports Network and online at WakeForestSports.com. Stan Cotten (play-by-play) and Mark Freidinger (color) have the call.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest (11-10, 2-5 ACC) is coming off a 71-60 loss at Clemson on Saturday. The Deacons led for the first 15 minutes of the game before the Tigers ended the half with a 23-10 run. Clemson's 10-0 run early in the second period put the game out of reach.
Travis McKie posted his fourth double-double of the season and the third in his past four games with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
C.J. Harris extended his double-figure scoring streak to 20 games with a game-high 19 points. Harris also had a season-high seven rebounds.
Ty Walker, who suffered a concussion in the FSU game, was medically cleared to play and finished with eight points, four boards and three blocks.
North Carolina (18-3, 5-1 ACC) is coming off a 93-81 win over Georgia Tech on Sunday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels, who have won 12 of their past 13 games, hit 10 3-pointers and led by as many as 24 in the victory.
UNC has three players ranked in the top eight in the ACC in scoring: Harrison Barnes (2nd, 17.5 ppg), Tyler Zeller (7th, 14.8) and John Henson (8th, 14.2).
North Carolina leads the all-time series with Wake Forest by a 153-65 margin. However, the Deacons have gone 8-7 vs. the Tar Heels over the teams' past 15 meetings since 2001-02.
In its 219th all-time meeting, the Wake-UNC series is the fifth-most frequent in ACC history. The series dates back to the 1910-11 season.
Wake Forest is 9-11 vs. North Carolina at the Joel Coliseum. The teams have split the last eight meetings at the venue since 2001-02.
Wake Forest will face another Tobacco Road rival when Wake travels to Raleigh to take on NC State on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. The Wolfpack are 15-6 overall and 4-2 in the ACC entering Wednesday's game at Boston College.
The Deacons will then travel to Charlottesville to take on Virginia on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The Cavaliers are 17-3 overall and 4-2 in the ACC entering Tuesday's game against Clemson.