Gameday Central: Wake Forest vs. Richmond
Dec. 6, 2013
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Wake Forest Hosts Longtime Rival Richmond
Wake Forest will host one more game before breaking for fall semester final exams, as the Demon Deacons welcome in longtime rival Richmond on Saturday afternoon.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the LJVM Coliseum. The game will be broadcast online on ESPN3 and can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.
Last Time Out
Wake Forest is coming off a 72-57 win over Tulane on Wednesday in Winston-Salem. Coron Williams came off the bench to lead the Deacons with 18 points and four assists while hitting 4-of-7 from 3-point range.
The Deacons broke open the game early in the second half, using a 10-0 run to pull away from a 40-40 tie with the Green Wave.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 12 points and had five rebounds and four assists, while Tyler Cavanaugh added 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
The Deacons registered a season-high nine blocks in the game, including a career-high four blocks from sophomore Andre Washington.
Wake Forest shot 50 percent from the floor, including 14-for-25 for 56 percent in the second half.
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The Last Meeting
December 1, 2012
has scored in double figures in seven straight games, coming off the bench in each game. He is the first Deacon since Ishmael Smith
in 2008-09 to score in double figures in seven straight games off the bench.
has scored in double figures in five games this season after scoring in doubles just three times all of last year.
Saturday will be a chance for Richmond-area natives Travis McKie
and Coron Williams
to go up against their hometown team. Williams, a transfer from Robert Morris, has never faced the Spiders while McKie has averaged 17.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 53 percent (20-of-38) from the field in three previous games against Richmond.
Wake Forest is 38-12 all-time against Richmond, but the Spiders have won three straight in the series. Richmond snapped a 17-game losing streak to Wake Forest with its win in 2010-11. The teams are meeting for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons.
Last season, the Spiders picked up a 62-60 defeat of the Deacons in Richmond, as the Spiders made each of their first 17 free throws of the second half to hold on for the win.
The Deacons have won 10 of the 11 all-time meetings at the Joel Coliseum. The Spiders posted their only win at the venue in 2011-12.
Wake Forest will be off for a week for final exams following the Richmond game. The Deacons will return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 17, when they host St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
The Deacons won their only previous meeting with the Bonnies, knocking off St. Bonaventure 78-73 in the Sweet 16 of the 1961 NCAA Tournament in Charlotte.
Wake Forest will host Triad-rival UNCG in a pre-Christmas showdown on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m.