Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts William & Mary
Then-freshman C.J. Harris led the Deacons with 17 points in a 2009-10 matchup with William & Mary. Harris went 5-for-10 from 3-point range in the game.
Then-freshman C.J. Harris led the Deacons with 17 points in a 2009-10 matchup with William & Mary. Harris went 5-for-10 from 3-point range in the game.

Nov. 23, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest is in the market for a win on Black Friday when the Demon Deacons host the William & Mary Tribe on Nov. 23. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Friday's game will be streamed online via ESPN3. Walter Storholt (play-by-play) and Stan Lewter (color) will call the action.
• The game can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG College 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 74-71 come-from-behind win over Mercer on Monday at the Paradise Jam on the island of St. Thomas. C.J. Harris found Travis McKie for the game-winning baseline dunk with 18 seconds left, as the Demon Deacons battled back from 11 down in the second half.
• McKie posted a double-double, the 13th of his career, with game-highs of 23 points and 15 rebounds. The junior went 6-for-12 from the field and 11-for-14 from the free throw line.
• Harris finished with 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting, while Fischer came off the bench to score 11 and hit three 3-pointers. Fischer nailed two free throws with four seconds left to seal the win.

The Last Meeting
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Wake Forest68
November 28, 2009
Winston-Salem, N.C.
Wake Forest Falls to William & Mary, 78-68
Al-Farouq Aminu had the best performance on the boards for Demon Deacons since the 2005-06 season, but it wasn't enough to push Wake Forest to victory as the team fell 78-68 to William & Mary on Saturday night.

Today's Opponent
• William & Mary is 3-1 on the season after a 72-59 loss to Miami (Ohio) at home on Wednesday. The Tribe, which was off to the program's first 3-0 start in 20 years, has beaten Hampton at home and Liberty and High Point on the road this season.
• William & Mary's top three scorers, Marcus Thornton, Tim Rusthoven and Brandon Britt are averaging over 72 percent of the team's scoring. Thornton and Rusthoven are averaging 18.7 ppg apiece, while Britt is at 17.0 ppg.

Series History
• Wake Forest leads the all-time series with William & Mary 33-12. The Tribe snapped a five-game losing streak in the series with a 78-68 win at the Joel Coliseum on Nov. 28, 2009. The series dates back to the 1911-12 season.
• Wake Forest and William & Mary were SoCon rivals from 1937 until the Deacons left the SoCon for the newly-formed ACC prior to the 1953-54 season. Wake was 12-6 vs. William & Mary during the teams' SoCon years.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will host Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. on ESPNU.
• The Deacons and Cornhuskers will be playing a rematch after Wake Forest escaped Lincoln with a 55-53 win in last year's ACC/Big Ten event. C.J. Harris scored the game-winning layup with one second remaining.
• Wake Forest will then face its first true road test of the season when the Deacons play at longtime rival Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 1.

 

 

 

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