Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview

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Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview
Wake Forest
(9-7, 1-5 away)
Virginia Tech
(10-6, 8-3 home)
Venue: Cassell Coliseum
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Wake Forest C Harris 15.2 T McKie 7.8 C Miller-McIntyre 2.8
Virginia Tech E Green 24.8 C Raines 6.5 E Green 4.5

Wake Forest heads to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday to take on Virginia Tech. The game gets underway at 2:00 EST and you can catch it on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Demon Deacons are 1-4 against the Hokies over the last four years. The last time they met (1/7/2012) they won 58-55.

Virginia Tech is in 8th place in the conference and Wake Forest is in 5th place.

In their last match-up on January 15th, Travis McKie put up 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Demon Deacons in a loss to Clemson, 60-44. On top of his scoring average of 15.0 points per game, he delivers 7.8 rebounds per game. For the Hokies, Erick Green finished with 28 points and 5 rebounds in the 70-65 win over Georgia Tech on January 12th. He puts up a team-leading 24.8 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game.

Virginia Tech StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Wake Forest has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Virginia Tech (10 vs 1).
  • Wake Forest takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Virginia Tech (5 vs 1).
  • At least you keep showing up. Wake Forest has an average margin of victory of 9 over Virginia Tech in 6 wins since 1983.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Wake Forest has a stronger schedule than Virginia Tech this season (SOS Rank: #202 vs #249).
  • Wake Forest allows fewer rebounds (33.9 allowed per game vs 39.0 allowed per game) than Virginia Tech this season.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Wake Forest has had more players drafted by the NBA than Virginia Tech (5 vs 1).
  • Travis McKie is ranked 8th in the ACC in rebounds and 8th in the ACC in steals.
  • Wake Forest has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.627 to 0.548).
  • Devin Thomas is ranked 8th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Wake Forest has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Virginia Tech (#28 vs #71).
  • Wake Forest has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Virginia Tech (#23 vs #55).
WFU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Travis McKie 32 15 8 1 2 1 2
C+ C.J. Harris 33 15 2 2 1 0 2
C Devin Thomas 24 6 7 1 1 1 2
C C. Miller-McIntyre 28 8 3 3 1 0 2
D+ A. Adala Moto 15 5 4 0 1 0 1
D+ A. Roundtree III 13 3 2 1 1 1 1
D+ Madison Jones 19 4 1 2 1 1 2
D+ Tyler Cavanaugh 17 6 3 0 0 0 1
D Chase Fischer 16 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
VT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Erick Green 36 25 4 5 2 0 3
B- Jarell Eddie 32 14 7 2 1 1 2
C Robert Brown 29 11 3 3 1 0 2
C Cadarian Raines 24 7 7 1 0 1 2
C Marshall Wood 18 6 5 1 0 1 1
C- C.J. Barksdale 21 6 5 1 0 1 1
C- J. van Zegeren 16 5 3 0 0 1 1
D Christian Beyer 13 2 4 0 0 0 1
D Marquis Rankin 18 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Will Johnston 11 3 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Racer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Greg Donlon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Patrick 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
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