Women's Basketball Game Notes -- Paradise Jam
Mykala Walker led the team with 10 points and 10 rebounds last time out.
Mykala Walker led the team with 10 points and 10 rebounds last time out.

Nov. 22, 2012

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  • Wake Forest is spending the Thanksgiving holiday in the US Virgin Islands for the 2012 Paradise Jam.
  • The Demon Deacons will take on No. 2 Connecticut on Thursday, No. 12 Purdue on Friday and Marist on Saturday.
  • Tip-off for all three games will be 6:00 p.m. ET at the UVI Sports & Fitness Center.

    Where to Watch & Listen

  • All three games will be streamed live online at www.paradisejam.com.
  • Each will also be broadcasted online at WakeForestSports.com. Athletic Communications intern Nick Sebesta will have the call.

    Last Time Out

  • The Demon Deacons took No. 25 Kansas to the brink in Allen Fieldhouse but came up a bit short 64-58 last Sunday.
  • Wake used an 18-0 run at the end of the first half to build a 27-24 advantage at halftime.
  • Kansas then held the Deacs to just 26.5 percent shooting in the second half to pull out a six-point victory.
  • Senior Lakevia Boykin led four Demon Deacons in double-figures with 15 points.
  • Fellow senior Mykala Walker notched the third double-double of her with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

    This Week's Opponents

  • No. 2 Connecticut has rolled to a pair of victories over College of Charleston and No. 16 Texas A&M.
  • Connecticut is ranked No. 2 in both bolls this week.
  • Purdue is 3-0 on the year following USC Upstate, SIUE and Bowling Green.
  • The Boilermakers are ranked No. 12 in both polls
  • Marist won its season-opener over Vermont but then fell at Hartford.
  • This past Saturday, the Red Foxes rolled past Princeton 56-45.

    Series History

  • Wake Forest and Connecticut will be meeting for the third time.
  • The Huskies swept a home-and-home series in 2000 and 2001.
  • Connecticut was ranked No. 1 in both meetings.
  • Friday's game against Purdue will make the fourth meeting between the two schools and the third neutral site meeting.
  • Purdue has won two of the previous three meetings.
  • Saturday's contest against Marist will be the first meeting between the two schools on the hardwood.

    Next Up...

  • The Deacons will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 29 when they travel to Illinois for the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
  • Wake Forest is 2-2 all-time in the challenge and lost 65-50 in their only other meeting with Illinois in 2009.