Duke vs. Wake Forest: Full Game Preview
|Duke||M Plumlee 17.4||M Plumlee 11.2||Q Cook 6.2|
|Wake Forest||T McKie 15.1||T McKie 8.0||C Miller-McIntyre 2.8|
On Wednesday, No. 5 Duke heads to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on Wake Forest. Tip-off is at 8:00 EST and you can see it on ACC Network. The Blue Devils beat the Demon Deacons 80-62 on January 5th and are 6-1 against them over the last four years.
Duke is 3rd in the ACC and Wake Forest is in 7th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
The 25 points by Rasheed Sulaimon helped the Blue Devils to an 84-64 cakewalk over Maryland on January 26th. He is putting up 12.0 points per game while also averaging 3.4 rebounds per game. For the Demon Deacons, C.J. Harris finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds in the 82-62 loss to Georgia Tech on January 26th. He contributes 2.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.8 points per game.
Duke looks to have the advantage over Wake Forest in one significant area, scoring, where the Blue Devils have an edge over the Demon Deacons, 78 points per game to 68 points per game. Wake Forest ranks 1st in their conference in free throw rate at 45.9, which also places them 5th in the country.
Wake Forest StatSmack
- Quinn Cook is ranked 24th nationally in assists and 3rd in the ACC in steals.
- How does our back look? Duke is ranked higher than Wake Forest in the ACC (#3 vs #7).
- Duke has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (19% vs 38%).
- The Duke scoring leader (Mason Plumlee) has more points than the Wake Forest scoring leader (Travis McKie).
- We win when it counts, too. Duke has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Wake Forest (21 vs 5).
- You get an A for effort, but Duke has emerged victorious against Wake Forest the last 6 times they've played.
- Tyler Thornton is ranked 6th in the ACC in steals.
- Duke has a more potent offense, scoring more points (78.2 per game vs 68.1 per game) than Wake Forest this season.
- Duke is a better three-point shooting team (41.1% vs 36.0%) than Wake Forest this season.
- Duke players are more experienced than Wake Forest players (13,077 minutes played vs 9,634 minutes played).
- We make our fans proud. Duke has a better record at home than Wake Forest this season (11-0 vs 8-2).
|C-||A. Adala Moto||15||5||4||0||1||0||1|
|D+||A. Roundtree III||12||3||2||1||1||1||1|