Wake Forest looks to knock off No. 14 Fla St.
No. 14 Florida State (24-6, 12-5) vs. Wake Forest (11-18, 4-13)
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 14 Florida State looks to give Wake Forest its seventh straight loss to ranked opponents. Wake Forest’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 17 North Carolina State Wolfpack 71-67 on Jan. 15. Florida State won 73-64 in overtime at home against Virginia Tech in its last outing.
FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Wake Forest’s Jaylen Hoard, Sharone Wright Jr. and Isaiah Mucius have combined to score 39 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 33 percent of all Demon Deacons scoring over the last five games.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Brandon Childress has had his hand in 40 percent of all Wake Forest field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 25 field goals and 23 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Wake Forest is 0-9 this year when it scores 65 points or fewer and 11-9 when it scores at least 66.
WINNING WHEN: Wake Forest is a perfect 5-0 when it holds an opponent to 63 points or fewer. The Demon Deacons are 6-18 when opponents score more than 63 points.
LIGHTER INTENSITY: Florida State’s defense has forced 14.9 turnovers per game this year, but is averaging 11.2 turnovers over its last five games.