Gameday Central: Wake Forest at Duke

Feb. 3, 2014

Gameday Central

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Wake Forest Takes on No. 11-Ranked Duke in Durham
• Wake Forest begins a three-week stretch that sees it play four of its next five games on the road when the Demon Deacons play at No. 11-ranked Duke on Tuesday evening in Durham.
• Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU's Super Tuesday and on WatchESPN. It can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest is coming off a 79-70 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday in Winston-Salem.
• Playing without leading scorer Codi Miller-McIntyre who suffered an ankle injury in the closing seconds of the first half, the Demon Deacons cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to five points with three minutes left and had the ball, but an offensive foul call killed Wake Forest's momentum, allowing Georgia Tech to escape with the win.
Travis McKie scored a career-high 26 points, 18 of them in the second half to spark Wake Forest's comeback attempt. The senior shot a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line and 6-of-10 from the field.
• Miller-McIntyre scored 10 points in the first half before his injury. While going for a loose ball with four seconds left in the opening period, he was pulled down by Marcus Georges-Hunt who landed on his ankle, injuring it.
Devin Thomas grabbed nine rebounds, scored seven points and dished out four assists. Arnaud William Adala Moto scored eight points, including a 6-of-7 mark from the free throw line, and Madison Jones also had eight.
• Overall, Wake Forest shot 81.8 percent (27-of-33) from the free throw line in a foul-filled game, the Deacons' best mark of the season.

The Last Meeting
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January 30, 2013
Winston-Salem, N.C.
No. 5 Blue Devils Slip By Deacons 75-70
Wake Forest fought No. 5 Duke until the end, but a 10-4 run over the final four minutes propelled the Blue Devils to a 75-70 win on Wednesday evening at Joel Coliseum.

Wake Forest Storylines
• Over the past four games, Travis McKie has averaged 19.0 points while going 11-for-26 from 3-point range. In the four games prior, McKie averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds and gone 1-for-12 from beyond the arc.
Coron Williams has not committed a turnover in nine ACC games over a total of 221 minutes. Williams' last turnover came on Dec. 28 at Xavier.
• Wake Forest leads the ACC in free throw rate (48.8) and is averaging 27 free throw attempts per game. The Deacons are scoring over 17 points per game at the line on the season.

Series History
• Duke leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 162-77. The Blue Devils have won each of the past seven 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 240th all-time meeting.
• With the recent ACC expansion, Wake Forest and Duke are now annual rivals who will play twice every season. The Blue Devils replace Georgia Tech as one of Wake Forest's two rivals, along with NC State.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will enjoy a bye weekend following the Duke game before returning to the court on Tuesday, Feb. 11, for a 7 p.m. game at NC State.
• The Deacons return home to the LJVM Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 15, when they host Florida State at 8 p.m.

 

 

 

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