Quick Shots: C.J.'s Going Away Party
C.J. Harris is the first Deacon senior since Muggsy Bogues to score 29 points in his final home game

March 12, 2013

By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

C.J.'s Going Away Party
Senior guard C.J. Harris put up 29 points in his final game in Joel Coliseum to help lead Wake Forest to a win over Virginia Tech, a performance that left the Demon Deacon crowd chanting his name and even Hokie fans high-fiving him as he headed down the tunnel to the locker room.

But few in the building likely realized just how impressive of a going-away present C.J.'s 29 points were. No Demon Deacon senior has scored 29 or more points in his final home game since Muggsy Bogues scored 29 against NC State back in 1987. In those days, the Deacons were playing their home games at Greensboro Coliseum, meaning that Harris' 29 points in his final home game are a Joel Coliseum record.

Harris is one of only six Wake Forest seniors to score at least 20 points in his final home game at Joel Coliseum, joining Josh Howard (24), Chris King (23), Eric Williams (22), Randolph Childress (21) and Darius Songaila (20).

Filling Up the Basket
The Demon Deacons shot over 55 percent from the field in both halves against Virginia Tech, finishing at 59.2 percent (29-of-49). It was Wake Forest's highest field goal percentage in an ACC game since shooting 59.6 percent against Clemson in the 2009 regular-season finale.

Four of Wake Forest's starters shot 50 percent or better individually in the contest, led by C.J. Harris' 8-of-14 mark for 29 points. Harris went 6-of-6 from 3-point range, becoming the first Demon Deacon to go perfect in a game from beyond the arc with at least six attempts.

Devin Thomas shot an efficient 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points, and Arnaud William Adala Moto made 5-of-6 field goal attempts for a career-high 16 points. Travis McKie made three of his six field goal attempts, finishing with eight points.

 

 

Wake Forest's 90 points were its most in an ACC game since scoring 92 against Boston College in 2010.

#ACCTourney Time
Wake Forest earned the No. 10 seed in the 2013 ACC Tournament and will take on No. 7 Maryland on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Terrapins swept the regular-season meetings against the Demon Deacons, winning 86-60 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. and 67-57 at Joel Coliseum. The Deacons have not lost to a team three times in the same season since Duke handed them three losses in 2005-06.

Wake Forest and Maryland have faced off nine times, with the Terrapins holding a 6-3 advantage, including wins in the last six meetings. The Terps beat the Deacons in the first round of last year's ACC Tournament.

Tweets of the Week

Randolph Childress (@rchildress22)
Had a record broken today by @cjharris11 6 of 6 from 3. Couldn't have happen 2 a better guy. Congrats

Chris Paul (@CP3)
RT @TieDyeNation: FINAL: Wake Forest beats Va Tech 90-79 in regular season finale. Harris leads Deacs with 29 pts. (Congrats @cjharris11!)

C.J. Harris (@cjharris11)
The love and support I received over the past 4 years has been greatly appreciated! Huge thank you to the community and family of WFU!!

Sam Walker (@swalker2)
Harris wears 11, but for WFU fans he's number 1 twice over for the last four years!

WakeForestUniversity (@WakeForest1834)
Who is the Demon Deacon? See one of the earliest known depictions in the 1948 Howler: http://ow.ly/iL6Gv via @wfumagazine

Mike Barker (@RTD_MikeBarber)
For an older gentleman, the Demon Deacon can get down and dance.

Quick Links

Harris Motivates Deacons (Winston-Salem Journal)

Harris Stars in Final Home Game (Winston-Salem Journal)

Harris Leads Deacons in Trumping of Virginia Tech

They Said It
""I went up there and just said: `Let's win. Play hard and let's win.'" - C.J. Harris on what he told the team before the game against Virginia Tech. VIDEO: C.J. talks to the media after the win over Virginia Tech

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