Basketball Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. NC Central
Nov. 18, 2011
Wake Forest Game Notes
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will look to open the season with three wins in a row, as the Demon Deacons host the North Carolina Central Eagles on Sunday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
How to Catch the Game
Wednesday's game will be streamed live online at ESPN3.com. Evan Lepler (play-by-play) and Randolph Childress (color) will call the action.
The game can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG College Sports Network and online at WakeForestSports.com. Voice of the Deacons Stan Cotten (play-by-play) and Mark Freidinger (color) have the call.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest moved to 2-0 on the season with an 81-72 defeat of visiting Georgia Southern on Wednesday.
Travis McKie and C.J. Harris continued to lead the Deacons, scoring 23 and 20 points respectively. McKie matched his career-high, while Harris posted his second consecutive 20-point scoring total.
Freshman Chase Fischer turned in his first career double-figure scoring output with 13 points.
Tony Chennault tallied 14 points, four assists and four steals.
The Deacons, who struggled at the free throw line in the season opener, were stellar on charity tosses against GSU. Wake went 27-for-34 for 79.4 percent. The Deacons have been to the line 80 times in the first two games.
Meet the Eagles
NC Central (1-2) is coming off an 87-83 loss at Wagner on Wednesday in Staten Island, N.Y. The Eagles' lone win of the year is a 115-41 defeat of Johnson & Wales in their home opener on Nov. 13.
Head coach Levelle Moton, who played at NC Central from 1992-96, is in his third season at the helm of the Eagles. Moton was an assistant on the NCCU bench for the Eagles' previous two games at Wake Forest.
Following Sunday's game against Wake Forest, NC Central will host Morris College on Wednesday in Durham.
Wake Forest is 2-0 all-time against NC Central with wins coming during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
Wake Forest posted a 75-58 win on Nov. 19, 2007, and then a 94-48 victory on Nov. 14, 2008. The Deacons also defeated the then-Division II affiliated Eagles in an exhibition game prior to the 2006-07 season.
Wake Forest will travel to Walt Disney World in Orlando to play in the Old Spice Classic over Thanksgiving week.
The Deacons open the tournament against Dayton on Thursday and then will face either Arizona State or Fairfield on Friday. Possible third-round matchups for Sunday include DePaul, Indiana State, Minnesota or Texas Tech.