No. 20/20 Tech travels to Wake Forest for Sunday tilt

BLACKSBURG – Hitting the street for the to start with time in 11 times, the No. 20/20 Virginia Tech men’s basketball staff will participate in at Wake Forest on Sunday within Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 6 p.m. ET on ACC Community.

Collection Background

The Hokies (10-2, 4-1 ACC) and Demon Deacons (3-4, -4) played each and every other after past time, with the Hokies cruising to a 10-stage victory in Winston-Salem. Tyrece Radford experienced a night, earning a double-double with 21 details and 13 rebounds, and experienced an emphatic dunk that manufactured SportsCenter’s Best 10 later night time, coming in at No. 7.

Tech prospects the all-time sequence 36-31 and has gained the very last 4 in a row, courting back again to 2017. The Hokies are 10-17 at Wake, but have gained the previous 3 in Winston. 

YOUNG’S Track Report 

Tech coach Mike Younger is 6-3 all-time compared to Wake Forest’s Steve Forbes, with the two facing each individual other 9 situations when they had been at Wofford and ETSU in the SoCon. Youthful has won the past four in a row and is 2- versus Wake.

ON THE Phone

The matchup will be broadcast on ACC Network, with Anish Shroff (play-by-enjoy) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) on the contact, though Jon Laaser (participate in-by-enjoy) and Mike Burnop (analyst) will broadcast on Virginia Tech Sporting activities Community.

Past TIME OUT

Top wire to wire, the Hokies defeated No.19/23 Duke (5-3, 3-1) by 7 points at household this earlier Tuesday, 74-67, and acquired up by as many as 18. Tech’s bench stole the demonstrate, outscoring the Blue Devil reserves 21-6 many thanks to Jalen Cone having 14 details.

Players TO Check out

Turning in his very first double-double of the season and the fourth of his profession, Tyrece Radford had two highs from No. 19/23 Duke with 18 details and 12 boards. He also dished out a crew-high five helps, tying his vocation substantial, which he’s carried out 5x.

Keve Aluma was at the time versus constant, putting up his seventh straight double-digit scoring match, with proudly owning 17 points against the Blue Devils on Tuesday. Aluma also pulled down seven rebounds and experienced an help, a person block and a steal to fill up the stat sheet.

SCOUTING WAKE FOREST 

•  Wake Forest is coming off a 12-point reduction at household to No. 16/18 Louisville (9-1, 4-) irrespective of possessing four gamers rating in double figures, like Daivien Williamson’s team-higher 19 factors in the 77-65 setback this earlier Wednesday.

•  Forbes enters his to start with year in Winston-Salem, adhering to his 5-12 months stint as the head coach at ETSU. While in Johnson Metropolis, Forbes led the Bucs to 130 wins through that stretch and two SoCon championships.

•  The Demon Deacons are led by Williamson, who is the team’s main scorer at 11.4 points for each recreation and guide chief at 3. assists a contest, and Jonah Antonio, who ranks second in the ACC in 3-level industry-purpose percentage with a 41.7 per cent clip and has strike 15 triples in six video games. 

•  One of the greater absolutely free-toss capturing teams in the land, the Deacs are 24th nationally and fourth in the ACC for free of charge-toss percentage at 77.1 per cent. They also are fifth in the league with steals for every recreation (8.7), which ranks 31st in the country.
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