Basketball Gameday - Wake Forest at UNCG
Freshman Arnaud William Adala Moto made his first career start on Tuesday vs. Furman.
Freshman Arnaud William Adala Moto made his first career start on Tuesday vs. Furman.

Dec. 21, 2012

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Pending the accuracy and subsequent implications of the ancient Mayan calendar, Wake Forest is scheduled to play at Triad-rival UNC Greensboro on Saturday afternoon. If the predictions prove false, tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum, which is the site of the 2013 ACC Tournament.

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.
• Saturday's game will also be streamed online via ESPN3.

Last Time Out
• Wake Forest is coming off a 79-55 rout of Furman on Tuesday in Winston-Salem. The Deacons closed the first half on a 10-0 run to take control of the game and then opened the second period with a 17-6 run.
C.J. Harris scored 20 points for his second straight game with 20+. Harris went 8-for-10 from the field, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range, and also dished out a game-high five assists.
Tyler Cavanaugh came off the bench to score 12 points in 14 minutes, while Travis McKie had 16 points and six rebounds.
• The Deacons shot 60 percent in the second half and 54 percent overall.

The Last Meeting
UNC Greensboro67
Wake Forest69
December 15, 2010
Winston-Salem, N.C.
McKie's Double-Double Leads Wake Forest Past UNCG, 69-67
Travis McKie scored 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds and Wake Forest rallied late to defeat UNCG 69-67 on Wednesday night.

Today's Opponent
• UNC Greensboro (2-7, 1-0 SoCon) is coming off an 87-73 loss at UNC Wilmington on Wednesday. Trevis Simpson and Derrell Armstrong led the Spartans with 19 and 18 points respectively, but UNCG could not overcome a 21-point halftime deficit.

Series History
• Wake Forest has won each of the six previous meetings in the all-time series with UNC Greensboro. The first four meetings came during the 1990s, beginning with the 1991-92 season when the Spartans played their first-ever Division I contest against the Deacons.
• The teams are meeting for the third time in four seasons and the second time at the Greensboro Coliseum. Wake Forest posted a 75-60 win in Greensboro in 2009-10 and a 69-67 win in Winston-Salem in 2010-11.

Next Up...
• Wake Forest will 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.
• Wake Forest and Xavier have split the two previous meetings in the Skip Prosser Classic with each team winning at home. The Musketeers are 7-3 on the season entering Saturday's game with Wofford.
• The Deacons will open their 18-game ACC schedule on Jan. 5 at No. 1-ranked Duke.

 

 

 

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