Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-5, 1-2) at Virginia Tech Hokies (10-6, 2-1)
Blacksburg, Virginia (Cassell Coliseum)
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV: RSN (Affiliates)
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
The last time our beloved Wake Forest Demon Deacons took the court against the Virginia Tech Hokies, the game ended in sadness. The Deacs found themselves with a 10-point halftime deficit, as well as a lead as large as 5 in the second half, but missed three shots around the bucket in the final seconds before losing 81-80.
Hopefully Deacon fans are much happier after tonight's performance. The Deacs are a better team than Virginia Tech, but home court advantage is massive in conference play. This is made evident by Virginia Tech's victories over NC State and Virginia, who are both objectively better than Tech. Virginia Tech is currently a 2-point favorite according to Ken Pom, and have a 60% probability of winning.
Virginia Tech does not play beautiful basketball, but Buzz Williams gets the most out of his players. Wake Forest has a strong chance of winning tonight, but they are going to have to compete for 40 minutes and eliminate mental mistakes.
As always, go Deacs!