Basketball Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. Winston-Salem State

Nov. 23, 2009

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State are set to battle for city supremacy as the Demon Deacons and Rams will meet in the fourth annual Twin City Shootout on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem. The game will be available on the Wake Forest ISP Sports Radio Network.

The Deacons are a perfect 3-0 on the season and are coming off an 83-60 defeat of Triad-rival High Point last Wednesday. Wake Forest was idle last weekend and will sandwich the Thanskgiving holiday with Tuesday's game and a home matchup vs. William & Mary on Saturday.

Preseason All-American Al-Farouq Aminu has led the Deacons thus far this year. Aminu is averaging a double-double with 23.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. He has shot 68.6 percent from the field, including a 4-for-8 mark from three-point range, on the year.

Point guard Ishmael Smith is averaging 10.3 points and 4.3 assists per game, while center Chas McFarland has played well averaging 8.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest. Guard L.D. Williams has led the defensive effort with 10 steals in three games this season.

Winston-Salem State is 1-3 following its 94-57 defeat of Atlanta Christian College at home last Friday. The Rams opened the year with three straight losses in the Basketball Travelers Invitational in Eugene, Ore.

Wake Forest leads the all-time series with Winston-Salem State, 3-0. The Deacons took down the Rams, 62-31, in last season's matchup.

Wake Forest Unbeaten at Joel in November
Since the Joel Coliseum opened prior to the 1989-90 season, Wake Forest has gone a perfect 49-0 in home games played at the venue in the month of November.

Next Up...
Wake Forest will host William & Mary on Saturday, Nov. 28, in a post-Thanksgiving matchup with the Tribe. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Deacons will hit the road for a pair of games next week. Wake will play at Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 1 and then at Gonzaga on Dec. 5. The Purdue and Gonzaga games will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2, respectively.



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