Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts High Point
Triad rivals Wake Forest and High Point are meeting for the fourth straight season.
Triad rivals Wake Forest and High Point are meeting for the fourth straight season.

Dec. 4, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will look to snap a two-game losing streak when the Demon Deacons host Triad-rival High Point on Wednesday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Where to Watch & Listen
• The game can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network and online at WakeForestSports.com. Stan Cotten (play-by-play) and Mark Freidinger (color) have the call.
• Wednesday's game will also be streamed online via ESPN3.

Dollar Dog Night & Game Promotions
• Fans will be able to enjoy Dollar Dog Night on Wednesday, Dec. 5 when the Deacons host Triad rival High Point at 7 p.m.
• Hot dogs will be sold for $1 each at the concession stands during the game.
• Limit 2 hot dogs per person, per order.
• The first 1,000 fans in attendance will also receive a limited edition Tyler Cavanaugh trading card.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest is coming off a 62-60 loss at Richmond on Saturday. The Spiders staved off the Deacons by hitting 17-of-18 free throws in the second half. Richmond's only miss in the second period was intentional with just seconds left in the game.
Devin Thomas led the Deacons with a team-high 11 points and six rebounds. Tyler Cavanaugh also hit double figures for the first time in his career with 10 points.
• Richmond native Travis McKie was the Deacons' leading rebounder with eight boards, and he also added nine points and two assists.
• The Deacons did not turn the ball over once in the last 17:48 of the game and outshot the Spiders 43 percent to 38 percent. But the difference came at the free throw line, where despite going 20-of-26, Wake Forest was edged by Richmond, which went 24-of-28 for the game.

The Last Meeting
Wake Forest87
High Point83
December 7, 2011
High Point, N.C.
Demon Deacons Escape Panthers for 87-83 Road Win
The Wake Forest men's basketball team survived a late High Point charge to improve to 6-3 with an 87-83 road win on Wednesday, December 7.

Today's Opponent
• High Point (4-3) is coming off a 99-36 win over Johnson & Wales on Sunday. Six different Panthers scored in double figures, and HPU held the Wildcats to 10 points in the second half and forced 27 turnovers in the game.
• Redshirt freshman forward John Brown is a two-time Big South Rookie of the Week honoree. Brown is averaging a team-high 16.3 points along with 5.6 rebounds per game. He also leads the Panthers with 2.3 blocks and 2.1 steals per game.

Series History
• Wake Forest leads the all-time series with High Point, 13-1. The series dates back to the 1925-26 season, but the teams have met just four times in the past 65 seasons.
• The Deacons have won seven straight in the series, including wins in each of the past three seasons.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will host Big East rival Seton Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast online via ESPN3. Wake Forest is looking to avenge last season's loss in Newark.
• The Deacons will then have a 10-day break for fall semester final exams before returning to action on Tuesday, Dec. 18, vs. Furman.

 

 

 

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