It’s hard to remember such an important contest in the ACC, with neither Duke nor North Carolina involved. This is unquestionably the biggest game of the weekend and your casual fan might not even know the significance, matching two unbeaten teams this far into the season. It’s another stern test for Wake Forest (15-0, 7-4 ATS), traveling south to Clemson. Though, ranked number two in the polls, the Demon Deacons could put the college basketball world on notice that this team is for real.
Wake Forest a youthful bunch, nonetheless are heavy on talent with the likes of sophomore Jeff Teague, L.D. Willliams and Al-Farouq Aminu. Earlier this month they ended BYU’s 53-game home winning streak and left an impression on their competitors. “Wake Forest’s speed and quickness is off the charts,” BYU guard Jimmer Fredette said.
They followed that up with a convincing 94-87 win over North Carolina. In that game the overpowered the Tar Heels in the paint, outscoring them 44-30. The offense can come from many areas and they continue to be one of the most accurate shooting teams in the country at over 51 percent.
“We’re just playing ball. We’re just playing like we’re having fun,” said senior K.C. Rivers. “We’re enjoying what we do like before we were ranked, so we’re going to continue to do that.”
Wake Forest has enjoyed success at Clemson with 8-2 ATS mark and six outright triumphs.
This game will be televised regionally on ABC starting at 3:30 Eastern.