Duke vs. Wake Forest: Full Game Preview

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Duke vs. Wake Forest: Full Game Preview
(5) Duke
(17-2, 2-2 away)
Wake Forest
(10-9, 9-2 home)
Venue: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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, Wake Forest hosts No. 5 Duke at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Tip-off occurs at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on ACC Network. The Demon Deacons fell to the Blue Devils 80-62 on January 5th and are 1-6 against them over the last four years.

Wake Forest is in 7th place in the ACC and Duke is in 3rd. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In their last match-up, C.J. Harris finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds in the Demon Deacons 82-62 loss against Georgia Tech on January 26th. In addition to his 14.8 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.2 rebounds per game. For the Blue Devils, Mason Plumlee finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the 84-64 blowout of Maryland on January 26th. With 17.4 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Analyzing the differences between the teams, Duke has an edge in one important area, scoring, where the Blue Devils have the upper hand over the Demon Deacons, 78 points per game to 68 points per game. The Four Factors in which Duke stands out are turnover percentage at 15.5 and effective field goal percentage at 53.0.

Duke StatSmack

  • The Wake Forest basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Duke (100% vs 83%).
  • Devin Thomas is ranked 8th in the ACC in blocks.
  • Travis McKie is ranked 8th in the ACC in rebounds and 8th in the ACC in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Wake Forest has an average margin of victory of 9 over Duke in 26 wins since 1980.
DUKE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Mason Plumlee 34 17 11 2 1 2 3
A- Ryan Kelly 28 13 5 1 1 2 1
A- Quinn Cook 34 11 4 6 2 0 2
B+ R. Sulaimon 29 12 3 2 1 0 1
B+ Seth Curry 30 16 2 1 1 0 1
C+ Amile Jefferson 12 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Tyler Thornton 21 3 2 2 1 0 1
C Alex Murphy 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- Josh Hairston 12 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Todd Zafirovski 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Plumlee 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
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 26 8 8 1 1 2 2
C C. Miller-McIntyre 29 8 3 3 1 0 2
C- A. Adala Moto 15 5 4 0 1 0 1
D+ Tyler Cavanaugh 17 6 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Madison Jones 18 4 1 2 1 1 1
D+ A. Roundtree III 12 3 2 1 1 1 1
D Chase Fischer 15 4 1 1 0 0 1
D- A. Washington 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- S. Jennings 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
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