UNC Greensboro (6-6) at Wake Forest (9-2)
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Saturday, December 21, 2 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: LJVM Coliseum (14,407) -- Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Television: ESPN3.com. Home Record: UNCG 5-2, Wake Forest 8-0. Away Record: UNCG 0-2, Wake Forest 0-0. Neutral Record: UNCG 1-2, Wake Forest 1-2. Conference Record: UNCG 0-0, Wake Forest 0-0. Series Record: Wake Forest leads, 7-0.
GAME NOTES: Wake Forest puts its perfect home record on the line this Saturday, as the Demon Deacons host UNC Greensboro in their penultimate non- conference game of the season.
Wake Forest moved to 8-0 at LJVM Coliseum on Tuesday, but needed a comeback to do so. Trailing St. Bonaventure, 36-28, at the half, the Demon Deacons shook off their 10-day layoff and shot 62 percent from the field in the second half, outscoring the Bonnies, 49-26, after the break to win comfortably. The Deacs outrebounded the Bonnies by 10, a 42-32 margin and outscored them at the free- throw line, 18-7.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 20 points while Devin Thomas and Travis McKie added 18 and 16 points, respectively, in the victory. Miller-McIntyre has eclipsed the 20-point mark seven times already this season and leads the team with 18.1 ppg. Thomas, McKie and Coron Williams are all averaging over 11 ppg, with Thomas nearly putting up a double-double each time out (9.5 rpg).
Wake Forest, which has won all seven previous meetings against the Spartans, wraps up its non-conference schedule at Xavier next Saturday.
UNC Greensboro also came from behind and won its latest outing, as the Spartans downed James Madison, 78-65, on Wednesday. Nicholas Paulos scored 21 points on 7-of-11 from 3-point range, while Kyle Cain scored 20 points and brought down seven boards as the Spartans evened their record. After trailing by six at the break, UNCG made 55.6 percent of its shots in the second half, including an outstanding 8-of-11 effort from behind the arc. RJ White added 12 points, while Kayel Locke chipped in with 11 in the victory.
Cain sits at seventh in the Southern Conference in scoring at 16.0 ppg, thanks to a .541 field goal percentage, and also leads the team with 8.0 rpg. Tevon Saddler ranks second on the team in scoring (12.3 ppg) while handing out a team-best 43 assists.
Wake Forest is averaging 79.2 ppg, and the Spartans have not hit that mark since a 92-62 win over Greensboro College back on Nov. 20. The Demon Deacons are a much stiffer test, especially at home, so a Wake Forest victory is highly likely here.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Wake Forest 78, UNC Greensboro 66
12/21 11:10:59 ET