The Demon Deacons will be hosting the Miami Hurricanes for the first time in over three seasons when the two teams meet Thursday evening at the Joel Coliseum.
Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m.
Where to Watch & Listen
The game will be shown live on the Regional Sports Networks. Mike Hogewood (play-by-play) and Christy Winters-Scott (analyst) will have the call.
Audio of the game will also be streamed live online at WakeForestSports.com. Phil Brame (play-by-play) and Roper Halverson (analyst) will call the action.
Last Time Out
In a back-and-forth game, the Deacons had the last punch and outlasted Boston College 92-87 in double-overtime last Sunday.
All five Deacon starters scored in double-figures led by senior Lakevia Boykin's 27 points. Boykin was 8-of-16 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
Chelsea Douglas finished with 21 points on a career-best 5-of-8 from long range.
Senior Asia Williams played 47 of the 50 minutes and scored 15 points, grabbed a season-high nine rebounds and dished-out a team-high five assists.
Sandra Garcia notched 11 points and eight rebounds while Dearica Hamby chipped-in with 10 points and three boards before fouling out.
The Deacons led for all of 25 seconds in the second half but Williams found Garcia for the game-tying lay-up with 1.9 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
Miami enters the contest with a 13-5 mark overall and a 4-3 record in the conference.
The Hurricanes won 12 of their first 14 games but has since dropped three of the last four in conference play.
Senior Stefanie Yderstrom is one of the best three-point shooters in the ACC, canning a team-high 40 threes and leading the team in scoring at 13.3 ppg.
Morgan Stroman is averaging 12.4 points per game and is fifth in the ACC in rebounds per game at 8.6.
The Hurricanes are fourth in the conference in both field goal defense and blocked shots per game.
Series History With Miami
This will just be the 13th meeting all-time between Wake Forest and Miami.
The Deacs lead the overall series 7-5.
The teams split a pair of meetings last season with Miami holding serve at home and the Deacons upsetting the No. 7 Canes in the ACC Tournament.
Wake Forest remains at home to host Virginia on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.
The Deacons upset No. 20/21 Virginia 64-57 in the Cavaliers last trip to the Joel in 2010.
The Last Meeting
March 2, 2012
Wake Forest Topples No. 7 Miami, 81-74
Secily Ray scored a season-high 21 points to help Wake Forest upset No. 7 Miami 81-74 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday. Chelsea Douglas added 18 points for the seventh-seeded Demon Deacons (19-12), who advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1988 and just the third time ever. Wake Forest shot 46 percent and blew a 15-point halftime lead, but the Demon Deacons pushed back ahead in the final 2 minutes to seal the victory. Riquna Williams scored 22 points to lead the second-seeded Hurricanes (25-5), who beat Wake Forest 64-39 in late January. But the Demon Deacons played from in front almost the entire night and scored seven straight points to break a 68-all tie.