Deacons to sport pink-trimmed jerseys for cancer awareness in game vs. Yellow Jackets
Feb. 15, 2013
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will wear specially-made, pink-trimmed uniforms for its game against Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon in support of cancer awareness and to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund. Tip-off between the Demon Deacons and the Yellow Jackets is set for 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
The Deacons will wear white uniforms with pink lettering and numbers, as well as specially-made pink and gray CP3 Nike shoes.
Where to Watch & Listen
Saturday's game will be televised regionally by Fox Sports. Bob Rathbun (play-by-play) and Cory Alexander (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 66-63 loss at Boston College on Wednesday in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles scored the final 10 points of the game and erased a seven-point deficit with two minutes to play.
The loss overshadowed another strong performance against BC by C.J. Harris, who scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting and added four assists. He had scored 29 points in the Deacons' win over the Eagles in January.
The Deacons finished at 51.1 percent (24-of-47) shooting in the game, their highest mark of the ACC season and highest since shooting 53.8 percent against UNCG in December.
The Last Meeting
January 26, 2013
Georgia Tech (13-10, 3-8 ACC) is coming off a 56-53 loss to Clemson on Thursday in Atlanta.
The Yellow Jackets are on pace to become the first team since Wake Forest in 2010-11 to have two freshmen (Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter, Jr.) as its top two scorers.
The all-time series between Wake Forest and Georgia Tech is tied at 37 wins apiece.
The Deacons are 24-10 all-time against the Yellow Jackets at home, including 17-6 at the Joel Coliseum. Wake Forest has won six of the past eight meetings there since 2004-05 and 11 of the last 14 since 1998-99.
Wake Forest will have the mid-week off before hosting No. 3-ranked Miami (19-3, 10-0 ACC) on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. The Hurricanes (20-3, 11-0 ACC) will play at Clemson on Sunday and host Virginia on Tuesday before facing the Deacons.
The Deacons will then play at Florida State on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. Wake Forest will be seeking a series sweep of FSU after defeating the Seminoles 71-46 on Feb. 9 in Winston-Salem.