Gameday Central: Wake Forest vs. Clemson
Feb. 24, 2014
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Demon Deacons Return Home to Host Clemson
After spending much of the past month on the road, Wake Forest returns home to host Clemson on Tuesday evening in Winston-Salem to begin a three-game homestand for the Demon Deacons.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the LJVM Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on the ACC's regional networks and online on ESPN3. It can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest is coming off a 105-72 loss at North Carolina on Saturday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels shot 57 percent from the floor, including 11-of-15 from 3-point range, to avenge a January loss to the Demon Deacons.
Coron Williams led the Deacons with 19 points, his most at Wake Forest, on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting. Williams was 3-for-4 from long range.
Tyler Cavanaugh tied his career-high with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc.
Devin Thomas also scored in double figures with 14 points in addition to pulling down five rebounds and dishing out three assists.
Aaron Rountree III saw a career-high 25 minutes off the bench, scoring a season-high seven points and handing out a career-high four assists.
Both teams shot well from the field. Wake Forest made 49.1 percent of its attempts while North Carolina shot 57.4 percent.
The Last Meeting
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Wake Forest Storylines
Coron Williams has played well lately with an 18-point performance against Florida State and a 19-point game at North Carolina in the past 10 days. Williams, who hit three 3-pointers each against FSU and UNC broke out of a slump to snap a four-game single-digit scoring streak.
The ACC's active leading career scorer, senior Travis McKie scored his 1,600th career point on Feb. 15. McKie is four rebounds shy of becoming the eighth all-time Deacon with 1,600 points and 800 rebounds.
Wake Forest leads the all-time series with Clemson 98-57 following the Tigers' 61-53 win over the Deacons last month in Clemson.
The Deacons have won 10 of the past 17 meetings and 17 of the last 25, dating back to the 1998-99 season.
Wake Forest is 18-2 against Clemson at the LJVM Coliseum. The Tigers snapped an 18-game losing streak at the venue with their win on Feb. 11, 2012, which marks the Tigers' most recent visit to Winston-Salem. Clemson took the first-ever meeting at the venue in 1989-90, but the Deacons followed with 18 straight wins before the 2012 meeting.
Wake Forest will continue its three-game homestand by hosting Boston College on Saturday, March 1, at 4 p.m. The Deacons and Eagles, who split their two meetings last season, will meet for the first and only scheduled time this season.
The Deacons will then welcome in No. 6-ranked Duke on Wednesday, March 5, as Wake Forest looks to avenge a Feb. 4 loss in Durham. The game will be Wake Forest's Senior Night, as the team will honor Travis McKie and Coron Williams in a pre-game ceremony.
Wake Forest wraps up the regular season on Saturday, Mar. 8, at Miami for the Deacons' only meeting with the Hurricanes this season.