Women's Basketball Game Notes -- Wake Forest vs. UNC Wilmington

Nov. 13, 2012

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  • Wake Forest will host in-state foe UNC Wilmington on Wednesday evening.
  • Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

    Where to Watch & Listen

  • Wednesday's game will be streamed online at WakeForestSports.com. Phil Brame (play-by-play) and Roper Halverson (analyst) will have the call.

    Last Time Out

  • Junior guard Chelsea Douglas scored the Deacons final seven points to help Wake Forest nab an 82-75 victory over Coppin State.
  • Wake Forest won its season-opener for the sixth-straight season.
  • Douglas finished the game with a career-high 23 points. She also grabbed a career-high tying six rebounds and went a career-best 8-of-10 from the free throw line.
  • Seniors Lakevia Boykin and Asia Williams also had solid games. Boykin netted 17 points and dished-out a career-high seven assists while Williams scored 14 points and also tied a career-high with six assists.
  • Coppin State held a 39-37 lead at intermission but the Deacons used an 11-3 run early in the second half to take the lead for good.

    Today's Opponent

  • UNC Wilmington opened its season on Friday night with a 76-47 lost at West Virginia.
  • Jovana Mandic was a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor to lead the Seahawks with 10 points.
  • The Seahawks are coached by former Wake Forest standout Adell Harris. Harris, who is in her first season with the UNCW program, played for the Deacons from 1999-02.
  • UNC Wilmington Director of Basketball Operations Jason Eshbaugh spent eight seasons as the director of operations for the Deacons from 2004-12.

    Series History

  • This will be the eighth meeting all-time between the two schools.
  • Wake Forest has never lost to UNC Wilmington, winning the previous seven meetings by an average of 17 points per game.
  • The most recent meeting came on New Years Day 2009, when the Deacons used a 20-7 second-half run to roll to a 72-58 victory.

    Next Up...

  • The Deacs hit the road for the first time this season when they travel to Lawrence, Kan., to take on Big 12-foe Kansas on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m.
  • Last season, the Jayhawks scored the game-winning basket with five seconds remaining to sneak out of Winston-Salem with a 74-73 victory.
  • Wake then has one day at home before it heads to the US Virgin Islands for the 2012 Paradise Jam.
  • The Deacons will play three game over the Thanksgiving holiday, taking on Connecticut, Purdue and Marist.

    The Last Meeting
    UNC-Wilmington58
    Wake Forest72
    January 1, 2009
    Winston-Salem, N.C.
    Deacs Overcome Slow Start to Top UNCW 72-58
    After trailing through the first half, Wake Forest point guard Brooke Thomas picked UNC Wilmington's pocket and netted a fast break layup to open the second half and set the stage for a WFU rally that ended with a 72-58 Demon Deacon victory.


     

     

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