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January 15, 2014

Streaks collide with NC State at Wake Forest



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Game facts

NC State (11-5, 1-2 ACC) at Wake Forest (11-5, 1-2 ACC)

Game time: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 9 p.m. — Lawrence Joel Veterans Coliseum, Winston-Same, N.C.

Television: ACC Network and ESPN3.com

Probable starters

NC State
PG — 2 Anthony Barber (6-2, 170, Fr., 11.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.3 apg)
SG — 5 Desmond Lee (6-4, 200, Jr., 10.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.7 apg)
SF — 24 T.J. Warren (6-8, 215, Soph., 22.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.6 spg)
PF — 32 Kyle Washington (6-9, 225, Fr., 3.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.6 apg)
C — 14 Jordan Vandenberg (7-1, 245, 5th-Sr., 6.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.8 apg, 2.3 bpg)

Wake Forest
PG — 0 Codi Miller-McIntyre (6-3, 195, Soph., 15.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.9 apg)
SG — 13 Coron Williams (6-1, 170, 5th-Sr., 10.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.1 apg)
SF — 30 Travis McKie (6-7, 220, Sr., 9.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.7 apg)
PF — 34 Tyler Cavanaugh (6-9, 230, Soph., 8.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.8 apg)
C — 2 Devin Thomas (6-9, 245, Soph., 11.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.4 apg)

Wake Forest

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C.

Nickname: Demon Deacons

2012-13 record: 13-18 overall and 6-12 ACC (t-9th)

2013 postseason: None

Coach: Jeff Bzdelik 11th season overall (156-170) and fourth season at Wake Forest (45-65)

Series: NC State leads 137-100

Last meeting: NC State won 81-66 on March 6, 2013, in Raleigh, N.C.

Notes

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons struggled in losses to Kansas, Tennessee and Xavier, but broke through with a 73-67 home win over then-No. 19 North Carolina on Jan. 5. Wake Forest has won 11 straight at home, while NC State has won its last three road games … Sophomore point guard Codi Miller-McIntyre has nearly doubled his scoring average and improved his field goal percentage from last season. The 6-3, 195-pounder averaged 8.1 points and shot 41.4 percent in 2012-13, and is up to 15.6 points per game and 45.5 percent this season. The Concord, N.C., native opened the season with at least 20 points in his first four games, and has achieved the feat seven times, including a season-high 26 against both Kansas Nov. 28 and Richmond Dec. 7 … Sophomore power forward Devin Thomas is averaging 11.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, and is shooting 53.4 percent from the field. The 6-9, 245-pound Thomas had 11 points and a season-high 19 rebounds against Richmond, and 20 points and 17 boards against VMI Nov. 12 … The 6-7, 220-pound Travis McKie is a four-year starter at forward. His numbers are down this season - he averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last year, compared to 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per contest this season. McKie is shooting 31.4 percent on three-pointers and 80.4 percent from the free-throw line, and he recorded season highs with 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Jacksonville Nov. 18 … Fifth-year senior Coron Williams graduated from Robert Morris and transferred in to Wake Forest this season. The 6-1, 175-pounder is averaging 10.3 points per game and shooting an impressive 41.8 percent from beyond the arc this season … Raleigh native Madison Jones allows Miller-McIntyre to play off the ball. The 6-1, 160-pound point guard is averaging 4.2 points and 3.5 assists in 23.4 minutes per game this season … Sophomore power forwards Tyler Cavanaugh and Arnaud Adala Moto split minutes, and both players contributed 11 points in the win over UNC. The 6-9, 230-pound Cavanaugh averages 8.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per game, while the 6-6, 225-pound Moto is averaging 5.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 16.1 minutes. The duo along with backup sophomore center Andre Washington complement Thomas inside … Backup freshman shooting guard Miles Overton is the son of former NBA player Doug Overton … Redshirt sophomore forward Daniel Green and freshman small forward Greg McClinton are both out for the season and redshirting due to injuries.



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