Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0) vs. UTEP Miners (1-0)
November 17, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. (Villanova plays Western Michigan beginning at 11:30 a.m., so it's entirely possible that this game starts later. Personally, I'd expect it to be closer to 2.)
Charleston, South Carolina (TD Arena)
TV/Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
Live Stats: HERE
Odds: Wake Forest is favored by 10 points. Over/Under is 157 points. Ken Pom likes Wake Forest to win 82-72 (81% win probability)
Wake Forest will play away from the Joel for the first time this season on Thursday when they take on the UTEP Miners in the first round of the Gildan Charleston Classic. For an in-depth preview, be sure to check out Jake's preview. UTEP is 1-0 on the season, but its lone win came against Louisiana College, which competes in Division III. Danny Manning is familiar with UTEP from his time in Conference with USA, and is 3-0 against the Miners.
I expect Wake to have a significant advantage inside and be in control for the majority of the game. If Wake Forest wins the game (knock on wood),the Deacs will play the winner of Villanova vs. Western Michigan.
As always, go Deacs!