The Demon Deacons were defeated by Duke 80-62 on January 5th despite 22 points and 11 rebounds from Travis McKie. He contributes a team-leading 15.0 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. In a 61-52 victory over North Carolina on January 6th, Joe Harris put up 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Cavaliers. He leads the team with 15.1 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Virginia performs well in defensive rebounding percentage at 73.2. This ranks 1st in the conference and 27th in the country.
- The Wake Forest assist leader (Codi Miller-McIntyre) has more assists than the Virginia assist leader (Joe Harris).
- At least you keep showing up. Wake Forest has an average margin of victory of 9 over Virginia in 32 wins since 1980.
- Keep filling up on cupcakes. Wake Forest has a stronger schedule than Virginia this season (SOS Rank: #202 vs #305).
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Wake Forest has come back to win after being down at half against Virginia 5 times since 1996.
- AP voters think more highly of Wake Forest and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Virginia (79 vs 27).
- We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Wake Forest has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia (5 vs 1).
- Devin Thomas is ranked 8th in the ACC in blocks.
- The Wake Forest steals leader (Travis McKie) has more steals than the Virginia steals leader (Akil Mitchell).
- Wake Forest has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.627 to 0.551).
- The Wake Forest basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Virginia (100% vs 36%).
- Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Wake Forest has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Virginia (10 vs 9).