Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest Hosts Furman
Devin Thomas had four blocks, two assists and two steals vs. Seton Hall.
Devin Thomas had four blocks, two assists and two steals vs. Seton Hall.

Dec. 17, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will return from a 10-day layoff for fall semester final exams to host former Southern Conference rival Furman on Tuesday evening. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

Where to Watch & Listen
• Wednesday's game will be televised regionally on Fox Sports South. Mike Hogewood (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (color) will call the action.
• 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.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest is coming off a 71-67 loss to Seton Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Deacons got a career-high 28 points from C.J. Harris, who broke out of a shooting slump by going 7-for-10 from 3-point range. However, the Pirates rallied from 14 down in the second half to steal the road win.
• Harris hit five 3-pointers in the first half and one with 55 seconds to play in the game that gave the Deacons a two-point advantage. His 28 points topped his previous career-best of 24, set vs. Miami on Feb. 9, 2011.
Travis McKie added 16 points, a team-best seven boards and a career-high four steals, while Devin Thomas finished with four blocks and Codi Miller-McIntyre had five assists.
• Wake Forest went 9-for-20 (45%) from 3-point range and is shooting 47.7 percent (21-of-44) from beyond the arc over its past three games.

The Last Meeting
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Today's Opponent
• Furman (3-6) is coming off a 64-50 loss at Auburn on Sunday. The Tigers pulled away from the Paladins with a 16-5 run to end the first half. Furman's leading scorer and rebounder Colin Reddick had 14 points and five boards.

Series History
• Wake Forest leads the all-time series with Furman 14-7. The two schools were Southern Conference rivals for 17 seasons from 1937-53. The Deacons went 10-2 vs. the Paladins in SoCon play.
• The Deacons and Paladins have not met on the hardwood since the 1995-96 season when Tim Duncan led Wake Forest to an 81-49 win over Furman at the Joel Coliseum. Duncan scored his 1,000th career point in the win.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will play at Triad-rival UNC Greensboro on Saturday, Dec. 22, in the Greensboro Coliseum, which is the site of the 2013 ACC Tournament. The Deacons and the Spartans will tip off at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN3.
• The Deacons are 6-0 all-time against UNCG, includings wins in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
• The Deacons will then have a 10-day break for the holidays before returning to host Xavier in the Skip Prosser Classic on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The Xavier game will wrap up the Deacons' non-conference slate.

 

 

 

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