Preview & Analysis: Wake Forest vs North Carolina 01-22-2024

Preview & Analysis: Wake Forest vs North Carolina 01-22-2024

January 22, 2024


Game Preview


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-5) are set to face off against the #4 North Carolina Tar Heels (15-3) in an ACC matchup this Monday evening. The Demon Deacons have been performing well, winning 2 out of their last 3 games. Their most recent victory was a dominant 90-65 win against Louisville on Saturday. On the other hand, the Tar Heels have been on a roll, winning 8 consecutive games. Their impressive streak includes a 76-66 triumph over Boston College back on January 20th.


The game is set to start at 7 pm Eastern Time from the Dean Smith Center in North Carolina.



North Carolina’s offense has displayed remarkable consistency throughout the initial 3 months of the season. The Tar Heels have emerged as the frontrunners in the ACC, excelling in both scoring (83.4) and rebounding (41.2). Additionally, they hold a respectable position in shooting beyond the arc, ranking seventh in 3p%(.356). In the backcourt, senior guard RJ Davis has stood out as an athletic and assertive scoring threat.


As for Wake Forest, Hunter Sallis exhibits exceptional ball handling skills while still being creative. He effortlessly drives to the basket to either finish the run or pass to outlets ready to shoot from beyond the arc. With his creativity in the lane and proficiency in transition plays, the Nebraska native stands out. Sallis is currently #6 in scoring (17.7) in the ACC, while also contributing 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. In his most recent game, he recorded an impressive stat line of 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.


It is going to be a rather close match, as both sides’ offensive output has been extremely efficient. However North Carolina’s roster is more experienced, something that shows up in clutch situations. Thus we give the edge to the Tar Heels.


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Wake Forest vs North Carolina St Information

  • Date:01/22/2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: PNC Arena.
  • How to Watch Wake Forest vs North Carolina St : ESPN2
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