Deacons welcome the No. 2-ranked Hurricanes to the Joel Coliseum
Feb. 22, 2013
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will welcome in No. 2-ranked Miami on Saturday afternoon, looking to snap the Hurricanes' undefeated run through the ACC. Tip-off for the teams' first and only scheduled meeting of the season is set for 1 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 Eddie Fogler (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 57-56 loss to Georgia Tech last Saturday in Winston-Salem. The Yellow Jackets' Robert Carter Jr. hit two free throws with eight seconds remaining to steal the win for Georgia Tech. Devin Thomas' would-be game-winning 17-footer missed at the buzzer.
Travis McKie had sunk a 3-pointer with 1:23 remaining to put the Deacons in front 56-53, but Marcus Georges-Hunt cut the lead to a point on a layup with 59 seconds left before Carter Jr. hit the winning free throws.
McKie and C.J. Harris each scored 15 points for the Deacons. Nine of Harris' 15 points came in the final six minutes. Thomas just missed a double-double with nine points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Wake Forest shot only 29 percent (14-of-48) from the field but stayed in the game by going 23-of-25 (92 percent) from the free throw line.
The Last Meeting
February 18, 2012
Coral Gables, Fla.
No. 2-ranked Miami (22-3, 13-0 ACC) is coming off a 54-50 win over Virginia on Tuesday in Coral Gables. The Hurricanes have won 14 straight since the start of the new year.
Wake Forest leads the all-time series with Miami, 8-6. The Hurricanes have won three straight and five of the past six meetings since 2008-09.
In the Hurricanes' last visit to the Joel Coliseum, Miami pulled out a 74-73 win in 2010-11, as Reggie Johnson hit two free throws with four seconds remaining. It marked Miami's first-ever win at the Joel in six tries.
Wake Forest will 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. Florida State (14-12, 6-7 ACC) will play at Virginia Tech on Sunday before hosting the Deacons.
The Deacons will then return home to host Maryland on Saturday, March 2, at noon. Wake Forest will honor its seniors in a pre-game ceremony before retiring Chris Paul's No. 3 jersey at halftime of the game. Maryland (18-8, 6-7 ACC) is set to host Clemson and play at Georgia Tech.