Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest at NC State
Devin Thomas had quite a performance in the Deacons' win over NC State in January, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, and three steals.
Devin Thomas had quite a performance in the Deacons' win over NC State in January, finishing with 25 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four blocks, and three steals.

March 5, 2013

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will travel east on I-40 to take on longtime rival NC State on Wednesday evening in Raleigh, as the Demon Deacons seek a road win and a season sweep of the Wolfpack. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. at PNC Arena.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Wednesday's game will be televised on the ACC Network. Tim Brant (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (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 67-57 setback to Maryland last Saturday in Winston-Salem. The Terrapins took control of the game with an 8-0 run midway through the second half. The Deacons closed to four late but could not complete the comeback on Senior Day.
C.J. Harris led the Deacons with 19 points and also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists.
Devin Thomas notched 17 points, nine of them from the charity stripe on 9-of-12 shooting, and pulled down a team-leading seven boards to go with three steals and a block.
Travis McKie finished the game with seven points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

The Last Meeting
NC State84
Wake Forest86
January 22, 2013
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Deacons Knock Off No. 18 NC State 86-84
Devin Thomas saved the first double-double of his career for the perfect time, scoring 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead Wake Forest to a 86-84 upset of No. 18 NC State 86-84 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Tuesday evening.

The Opposition
• NC State (21-8, 10-6 ACC) is coming off a 70-57 win at Georgia Tech on Sunday in Atlanta. The Wolfpack have won five of their past six games after snapping a three-game losing streak in mid-February.

Series History
• NC State leads the all-time series with Wake Forest, 136-100. In its 237th meeting, the series is the second-most frequent matchup in the ACC.
• The series dates back to the 1910-11 season when the two schools were Raleigh-area rivals. Wake Forest took the first meeting, 33-6, and then went on to win 10 of the first 13 contests.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will wrap up regular season play by hosting Virginia Tech on Sunday, March 10. Wake Forest is looking to even the series with the Virginia Tech (13-16, 4-12 ACC) after suffering a heartbreaking 66-65 loss in Blacksburg in January. The Hokies are at Duke on Tuesday before playing in Winston-Salem.
• The Deacons will then take their shot at an ACC championship, as the 60th annual ACC Tournament is set for March 14-17 in Greensboro, N.C. Wake Forest's last two Tournament titles, in 1995 and 1996, came at the Greensboro Coliseum.

 

 

 

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