Wake Forest vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview

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Wake Forest vs. Clemson: Full Game Preview
Wake Forest
(9-6, 1-4 away)
Clemson
(9-6, 7-3 home)
Venue: Littlejohn Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Wake Forest C Harris 15.7 T McKie 7.5 C Miller-McIntyre 2.9
Clemson D Booker 12.1 D Booker 8.1 R Hall 3.7

In their last game, C.J. Harris put up 29 points and 5 rebounds in the Demon Deacons 75-72 win over Boston College on January 12th. At 15.7, he paces the team in points per game. For the Tigers, Milton Jennings finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the 59-44 blowout of Virginia on January 12th. He contributes 5.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.6 points per game.

Clemson StatSmack

  • The Wake Forest three-point leader (C.J. Harris) has more three-pointers than the Clemson three-point leader (K.J. McDaniels).
  • Wake Forest has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (38% vs 63%).
  • Travis McKie is ranked 8th in the ACC in rebounds and 8th in the ACC in steals.
  • The Wake Forest basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Clemson (100% vs 71%).
  • 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 Clemson (79 vs 53).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Wake Forest has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Clemson (8 vs 5).
  • Wake Forest is better under pressure, and has defeated Clemson in 5 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Wake Forest scoring leader (Travis McKie) has more points than the Clemson scoring leader (Devin Booker).
  • Even computers respect Wake Forest more. We have a better RPI this season than Clemson (RPI: #187 vs #200).
  • Wake Forest has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.627 to 0.565).
  • Wake Forest has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Clemson according to Kiplinger (84.6% vs 50%).
WFU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Travis McKie 32 15 8 1 2 1 2
C+ C.J. Harris 33 16 2 2 1 0 3
C C. Miller-McIntyre 28 8 3 3 1 0 2
C Devin Thomas 25 6 7 1 1 1 2
D+ A. Roundtree III 12 4 2 1 1 1 1
D+ A. Adala Moto 15 5 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Madison Jones 19 5 1 2 1 1 2
D+ Tyler Cavanaugh 17 6 3 0 0 0 1
D Chase Fischer 17 5 1 1 0 0 1
D- S. Jennings 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D- A. Washington 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
CLEM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Devin Booker 29 12 8 1 1 1 2
B- Milton Jennings 28 11 6 2 1 1 2
C+ K.J. McDaniels 26 11 5 1 1 2 2
C Adonis Filer 22 8 3 2 1 0 1
C Rod Hall 28 6 2 4 1 0 1
C- Jordan Roper 20 7 1 1 1 0 1
C- D. Harrison 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
D+ T.J. Sapp 15 4 1 1 0 0 0
D B. Sullivan 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Landry Nnoko 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Josh Smith 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Carson Fields 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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