Women's Basketball Game Notes -- Paradise Jam
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.


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