Wake Forest will try to avoid a letdown when it visits Georgia Tech in ACC play Saturday. The Demon Deacons are coming off an 86-84 home win over No. 18 North Carolina State on Tuesday, the program's first win against a ranked opponent in nearly three years. Georgia Tech, which is winless in ACC play, has a five-game losing streak and is coming off a 79-63 loss at North Carolina on Wednesday. Wake Forest is 37-36 in the series against Georgia Tech. The teams split their regular-season meetings last season, each winning at home.
TV: 3 p.m. ET, ACC Network.
ABOUT WAKE FOREST (10-8, 3-3 ACC): The Demon Deacons are 1-4 on the road. Junior forward Travis McKie leads the team in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (8.2). Senior guard C.J. Harris averages 14.6 points. Wake Forest could use another performance from Devin Thomas like the one he produced against North Carolina State. The freshman center scored 25 points, more than double his previous career high, to go with 14 rebounds, four blocks, four assists and three steals.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to Georgia Tech to play the Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-8 on the year after beating N.C. State at home 86-84 on Tuesday night. Devin Thomas saved the first double-double of his career for the perfect time, scoring 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead Wake Forest to a big win. N.C. State built a 16-point lead in the first half and led 47-35 at halftime, but the Demon Deacons went on two runs in the second half, one 9-2 and the other 12-0 to lead them to victory. Travis Mckie scored 16 points, Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 15 points, and C.J. Harris scored 10 points in the win. Arnaud William Adala Moto fell just short of a double-double with 9 points and 10 rebounds. The Demon Deacons shot 49% from the field, including 59.4% in the second half. N.C. State shot 48%, but only hit 2 of its 9 three-pointers. Wake Forest is now 3-2 in ACC play and they are now 1-5 on the road this year. The Demon Deacons have dropped their last three games on the road against ACC opponents by an average of 12 points.