Gameday Central: Wake Forest vs. Boston College
Demon Deacons host the Eagles on Saturday for the teams' only meeting this season
Feb. 28, 2014
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Wake Forest Hosts Boston College on Saturday
Wake Forest is ready for the home stretch of the ACC season as the Demon Deacons open the month of March by hosting the Boston College Eagles on Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem.
Tip-off is scheduled for 4 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 62-57 comeback win over Clemson on Tuesday in Winston-Salem. Four Deacons scored in double figures, as Wake Forest erased a 10-point first-half deficit for the win.
Trailing 30-20 late in the opening period, Wake Forest exploded for a 15-4 run that spanned halftime to retake control of the game. After a second half that featured six ties and five lead changes, the Deacons finally pulled away from the Tigers thanks to a 13-2 spurt down the stretch.
Devin Thomas and Tyler Cavanaugh led the Deacons with 12 points apiece with Thomas also adding five rebounds. Cavanaugh hit two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to help seal the win.
Arnaud William Adala Moto had 11 points, four rebounds and a career-high four assists. The sophomore sparked Wake Forest's key run late in the second half, scoring five straight points that included an old fashioned 3-point play and a thunderous dunk.
Codi Miller-McIntyre hit double figures with a stat-stuffing performance of 10 points, six assists and five rebounds and just one turnover.
Wake Forest shot at least 50 percent in both halves and finished the game at 55.3 percent from the field. The Deacons switched to a zone defense for much of the second half and the move paid off as they held the Tigers to only 35.7 percent second-half shooting.
The Last Meeting
February 13, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Eagles Rally in Final Minute to Down Deacs 66-63
C.J. Harris scored 23 points for Wake Forest, but Boston College retook the lead in the final minute, thanks in part to a clock malfunction at the Conte Forum, to defeat the Demon Deacons 66-63 on Wednesday evening.
Wake Forest Storylines
Wake Forest ranks third in the ACC during conference play with a field goal mark of 44.8 percent. The Deacons lead the ACC shooting 51 percent on 2-point field goal attempts during conference play.
The ACC's active leading career scorer, senior Travis McKie pulled down his 800th career rebound on Tuesday. He is only the eighth player in Wake Forest history to total 1,600 points and 800 rebounds in a career.
Boston College leads the all-time series with Wake Forest 10-6 after the teams split the season series in 2012-13. The Deacons have won three of the past four and six of the past nine meetings since 2008-09.
The Deacons are 4-2 against the Eagles in games played at the LJVM Coliseum, including a 75-72 win there last season.
Wake Forest is 6-7 against Boston College since the Eagles joined the ACC prior to the 2005-06 season.
Wake Forest will 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.