Wake Forest to Host Rollins in Exhibition Game
Sophomore Chase Fischer was voted a team captain this season. He is one of six returning letterwinners for the Deacons.
Sophomore Chase Fischer was voted a team captain this season. He is one of six returning letterwinners for the Deacons.

Nov. 1, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest is set to host NCAA Division II Rollins College in an exhibition game on Friday at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Friday's game will be streamed live online as part of the Wake Forest All-Access subscription package. Fans can purchase a monthly subscription for $9.95 or a yearly subscription for $79.95. Both packages allow fans to also access live radio broadcasts of the Demon Deacons' home and away contests.

Wake Forest returns six letterwinners off last year's squad, including All-ACC performers C.J. Harris and Travis McKie. Harris, a senior guard, is the ACC's leading returning scorer after averaging 16.7 points per game last season. McKie is the second-leading returning scorer in the league after averaging 16.1 points.

The Deacons have already played two exhibition games during the preseason, earning an 84-79 win at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, on Oct. 19 and an 88-80 win the following day at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Rollins is coming off a 16-11 season a year ago, which marked just the third time in the past decade that the Tar failed to reach 20 wins. Led by longtime coach Tom Klusman, who is in his 33rd season at the helm, the Tars return just one starter this season.

However, Rollins features four NCAA Division I transfers on its roster, including leading returning scorer Dave Diakite who averaged 10.2 points per game after transferring from UCF prior to last season.

 

 

Rollins, located in Winter Park, Fla., competes in the Sunshine State Conference, where it has won two league titles in the past three seasons.

Wake Forest and Rollins have met six times previously on the hardwood with the Deacons winning each time. In their most recent meeting on Nov. 23, 1985, Wake Forest opened the season with a 58-55 defeat of Rollins in Winston-Salem. The Deacons scored at least 100 points in three of its six wins over Rollins.

Wake Forest alum Evan Lepler will have the call for Friday's game along with color analyst James Overstreet. Visit the All-Access page on WakeForestSports.com to watch the game.

Wake Forest in Exhibition Play
Wake Forest has gone 16-2 in exhibition play since the start of the 2000-01 season. The Deacons have won each of their past 10 exhibition contests, including last season's 82-43 defeat of Division III Ferrum College.

The last time Wake suffered defeat in the preseason came in 2003 when Athletes in Action pulled out a miraculous win at the Joel. Then-freshman Chris Paul converted a three-point play on a fastbreak with two seconds to play, giving Wake a 75-74 advantage. However, AIA's Donte Quinine hit a 30-footer as the buzzer sounded to send the visitors to victory.

Recent Wake Forest Exhibition Results:

Date, Opponent, Result
Nov. 4, 2011 - Ferrum College, W 82-43
Nov. 4, 2010 - Guilford College, W 84-44
Nov. 5, 2009 - IUP, W 88-57
Nov. 6, 2008 - Mount Olive, W 97-62
Nov. 5, 2007 - Mars Hill, W 104-70
Nov. 7, 2006 - N.C. Central, W 68-60
Nov. 5, 2005 - Mars Hill, W 96-63
Nov. 3, 2005 - Winston-Salem State, W 88-84
Nov. 11, 2004 - Winston-Salem State, W 89-61
Nov. 4, 2004 - USC Upstate, W 103-57
Nov. 8, 2003 - Athletes In Action, L 77-75
Nov. 3, 2003 - EA Sports All-Stars, W 100-80
Nov. 18, 2002 - EA Sports All-Stars, L 80-75
Nov. 14, 2002 - Gulbene Buki (Latvia), W 90-55
Nov. 7, 2001 - Gulbene Buki (Latvia), W 117-64
Nov. 2, 2001 - Nike Elite All-Stars, W 108-65
Nov. 8, 2000 - Lithuanian All-Stars, W 75-73
Nov. 3, 2000 - Global Sports, W 106-79

 

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