Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts High Point
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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