Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-5, 2-2 ACC) vs Louisville Cardinals (2-13, 0-4 ACC)

– Tip off: Saturday, January 7, 3:00 PM EST
– Place: KFC Yum! Middle in Louisville, Kentucky.
– The right way to watch: ACC community
– The right way to hear: 93.9FM
– Favourite bets: Wake Forest -9.0 (KenPom)
– Successive sequence: Louisville lead 9-3
– Final assembly: Wake Forest wins 99-77, Feb. 26, 2022 (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Winston-Salem, NC)

Anticipated beginning lineup


  • G. El Ellis (6-3, 180, Sr.)
  • G/F Mike James (6-5, 215, R-Fr.)
  • F Jae’Lyn Withers (6-9, 220, R-Jr.)
  • F Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (6-10, 250, So.)
  • F Sydney Curry (6-8, 270, Sr.)

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  • G Tyree Appleby (6-0, 175, Gr.)
  • G Cameron Hildreth (6-4, 200, So.)
  • G Damari Monsanto (6-6, 200, R-Jr.)
  • F Andrew Carr (6-10, 220, Jr.)
  • C Matthew Marsh (7-0, 250, S0.)


See how the Cardinals evaluate to the Demon Deacons and which aspect the statistical mannequin favors. Tale of the Tape, Predictions: Louisville vs. Wake Forest

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  • Louisville’s 70-69 loss to Syracuse on Tuesday was the fourth by a single level this season and essentially the most by a single level in UofL historical past, the ACC program that joined Georgia Tech in 2004 in 2014-15. It was essentially the most tied report with. 05 Florida and 1970-71 Wake Forest. For the Cardinals, it was his first one-run lead since he misplaced by one in his first three video games.
  • The Cardinals will have fun the fortieth anniversary of the 1983 Closing 4 groups at halftime on Saturday. That crew was led in scoring by Milt Wagner, UofL’s present director of participant personnel and alumni relations.
  • Over the past six video games, senior guard El Ellis is averaging 20.8 factors, 6.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and a pair of.0 steals whereas capturing 14-of-35 3-pointers (40%) and 39-of-47 free throws (83). %) succeeded. As of Thursday, Ellis was one in all his 12 gamers with at the very least 265 factors and 65 assists this season. Wake Forest’s Tyree Appleby can also be on that checklist.
  • After averaging 1.7 factors and three.6 rebounds in his first 9 video games, senior ahead Sidney Curry averaged 9.8 factors and seven.7 rebounds in his remaining six video games whereas capturing 64% general. His career-high 19 rebounds towards Florida A&M was essentially the most by a Cardinal since Luke Whitehead scored his 19 board towards Marquette on January 31, 2004.
  • Sophomore ahead Brandon Huntley Hatfield has made 13 of his 18 whole pictures (72.2%) from discipline targets over the previous three video games. He has achieved his 9-of-23 odds (39.1%) off the sector in his earlier 4 mixed video games.
  • In line with Ken Pomeroy, Louisville ranks 341st within the nation with a Division I common of 0.88.
  • Earlier recreation: Louisville misplaced a heartbreaker to Syracuse, dropping 70–69 after the ball caught out on El Ellis’ final second drive.
  • An necessary first-half run: Louisville opened up a nine-point benefit early within the second half following a 13-0 run that began on the 14:44 mark and spanned simply 2:11. Syracuse responded shortly along with his 12-0 run during which he scored eight factors from Joseph Girard III subsequent in his 3:35 recreation time. Brandon Huntley on the buzzer – The 2 groups performed evenly towards one another for the rest of the half earlier than a Hatfield jumper headed into the locker room to provide the Cardinals a 35-34 benefit.
  • An necessary second-half run: After scoring the ultimate 4 factors of the primary half, Louisville prolonged their run to 10-0 to begin the second half and take the result in seven. Orange met the problem once more along with his 9-2 run and he tied the sport at 43 with 16:11 remaining. The Cardinals maintained a slight lead all through the second half, with neither crew in a position to get an incredible separation, however his two profitable journeys to the charity stripes by Girard III and Juda Mintz proved to be the distinction between Orange. has been confirmed.
  • UofL shot 27 of 63 (.429) from the sector, 11 of 27 (.407) from three-point vary, and 4 of 10 (.400) from the free-throw line. o The Cardinals recorded his season-high 17 assists, matching his efficiency in a win over Western Kentucky on December 14. Seven completely different Cardinals have recorded at the very least one in all his assists, which can also be a season-best.
  • Louisville received the rebounding battle 38-33, surpassing their opponents for the sixth rebound of the season. Additionally they set season highs with 15 offensive rebounds and 19 second-chance factors.
  • El Ellis led the Cardinals with 20 factors and 9 assists, taking part in all 40 minutes for the third time this season. The guard made 7 of 14 on the sector and 4 of 8 on 3-point vary, with two profitable free-throw makes an attempt. Ellis additionally had 4 rebounds, matching a season excessive, and picked up three steals in a recreation after setting his new career-high steals towards Kentucky.
  • Mike James scored a career-high, scoring 19 factors on 7 of 12 pictures from the ground and 6 of 4 of 6 pictures. The guard additionally recorded 4 rebounds, two assists, and each steals and blocks in 33 minutes of motion.
  • Jae’Lyn Withers reached double figures for the fifth time this season, scoring 10 factors and having seven rebounds. The ahead additionally contributed on protection, in 22 minutes he blocked one shot and scored one steal.
  • Brandon Huntley-Hatfield scored 6 factors on 3-of-4 capturing from the ground and had a team-leading 8 rebounds. The ahead has led the crew in rebounding in seven video games this season, essentially the most of any Cardinal. He additionally blocked two pictures and recorded two assists that evening.

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  • A 77-75 win over Virginia Tech gave the Wake Forest an 8-0 beginning lineup at residence for the second straight season. Wake made his begin to back-to-back houses this season along with his 8-0 in 2007-08 and 2008-09 at his LJVM Coliseum the place he went 12-0 and he went 8-0 respectively. Ever since I turned
  • Successful December’s Appli State on Andrew Carr’s turnaround jumper was Deeks’ second SportsCenter No. 1 spotlight of the season. Tyree’s Appleby buzzer-beater his three-point shot towards Utah in November was additionally his No. 1 play on the SportsCenter.
  • Cameron Hildreth has elevated his common ppg to 11.3 this season, main Wake Forest in grass (6.3 rpg). On November 26, at residence to the Hamptons, the England native Worthing turned solely the third participant in program historical past to finish his triple double, with 14 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Cameron Hildreth is his solely ACC participant to finish a triple-double thus far this season.
  • Sophomore large man Matthew Marsh added 14 minutes per recreation in his freshman-sophomore marketing campaign, posting simply 6.0 minutes per recreation within the 2021-22 season and another this season. down to twenty.0 minutes per.
  • Wake Forest are within the prime 6 of the convention in a number of statistical classes – No. 3: Defensive Rebound Proportion (.752) FT Proportion (.748); 3-PT FG Proportion (.363); Rebounding Protection (33.27) 3-PT FG Makes (129 whole, 8.60 pg) fifth: Defensive Rebounds Per Recreation (26.33) Steals (100 Complete, 6.67 pg)
  • Tyree Appleby leads the ACC within the league with 7.27 assists per recreation. He’s third in his ACC general scoring, averaging 18.3 factors per recreation, main Daemon his Deacon in each classes. He ranks 4th within the ACC and 59th nationally with an 86.8 free throw share. He went 79-91 this season. One of the fouled gamers, his 91 makes an attempt for Appleby rank him second within the ACC and his twenty seventh nationally.
  • Andrew Carr is likely one of the prime 10 rebounders within the league throughout ACC video games and ranks tenth in ACC averaging 7.25 boards per recreation.
  • Hildreth is sixteenth within the league in rebounds throughout ACC play, 6.0 boards per recreation and fifth in FT share throughout league play (.909, 10-11).
  • With top-of-the-line backcourts within the nation, Wake Forest is averaging greater than 9.7 factors per season for graduate guards Tyree Appleby (18.3 factors) and Davien Williamson (9.7 factors) and two gamers beneath 6 toes It’s the solely faculty within the nation with ppg). His 18.3 factors per recreation for Appleby leads all main convention gamers beneath 6 toes. His 48.8 discipline objective share is the very best within the nation for a participant beneath 6 toes. Appleby leads the ACC in assists, averaging 7.25 dimes per ACC recreation, and is third general in scoring with 18.3 ppg. Williamson has gone 25-28 this season, averaging 89.3% of his free throws from his line. Appleby has shot 84.5% in his 97 makes an attempt he made 82.
  • Since getting back from an Achilles harm final season, Damari Monsanto has appeared in almost each recreation for Deeks, posting a season-high 31 minutes in his first begin of the season at Clemson in February 2022. He scored a excessive 17 factors and had a season-high 4 triples in a loss to the Tigers. He additionally had his 4 3-pointers in his 20 minutes at Syracuse. He made three consecutive triples within the second half, reaching the nineteenth minute in a win at residence towards North Carolina. This season, Monsanto has began in eight of his 15 video games. He is had his double-figure scoring in seven of his 15 video games this season, and now he is averaging 10.9 factors per recreation and making 38% of his 3-pointers. His 3.71 per recreation common is his fourth greatest within the league. In seven video games he has had success from three or extra ranges this season.
  • Sophomores Cameron Hildreth and Matthew Marsh are two credible components on this 12 months’s Demon Deacons, making a unprecedented leap into their second season of school play. After averaging almost 4 factors and three rebounds per recreation within the 2021-22 season, Hildreth has elevated to a median of 11.3 this season, main his Forest wakes on the grass (6.3 rpg). Marsh began in his remaining 5 video games for the crew this season, making 12 appearances. The 7-1 large man continues to point out spectacular effectivity, holding his 88.1 discipline objective share. Taking part in roughly 20 minutes per contest, Marsh is averaging 7.1 factors per recreation and 5 rebounds per recreation.

(Picture by Jae’Lyn Withers: Jamie Rhodes – USA TODAY Sports activities)

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