In their last match-up, Joe Harris finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds in the Cavaliers 61-52 victory over North Carolina on January 6th. With 15.1 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Demon Deacons, Travis McKie put up 22 points and 11 rebounds in the 80-62 loss to Duke on January 5th. He puts up a team-leading 15.0 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. Wake Forest will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 50.1 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 2nd in the country.
Wake Forest StatSmack
- Virginia is better at defending the three (28.9% allowed vs 31.8% allowed) than Wake Forest this season.
- Joe Harris is ranked 4th in the ACC in points and 3rd in the ACC in three-pointers.
- Akil Mitchell is ranked 36th nationally in rebounds.
- Virginia has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Wake Forest ($19,939 vs $24,561).
- The Virginia rebounding leader (Akil Mitchell) has more rebounds than the Wake Forest rebounding leader (Travis McKie).
- The Virginia blocks leader (Darion Atkins) has more blocks than the Wake Forest blocks leader (Devin Thomas).
- Virginia is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Virginia is 78.6 inches compared to 77.1 inches for Wake Forest.
- At least you keep showing up. Virginia has an average margin of victory of 9 over Wake Forest in 33 wins since 1980.
- Virginia has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Wake Forest (#3 vs #53).
- The Virginia scoring leader (Joe Harris) has more points than the Wake Forest scoring leader (Travis McKie).
- Virginia has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Wake Forest ($20,647 vs $51,910).