Tigers to host Deacs

Under the direction of fourth-year head coach Jeff Bzdelik, Wake Forest heads to Clemson on Tuesday for a showdown in Littlejohn.

WHAT: Clemson vs. Wake Forest
WHERE: Littlejohn Coliseum - Clemson, S.C.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15 (7:02 p.m.)
SPREAD: Clemson -8
TV: ESPNU (Tom Hart, Cory Alexander)

The Tigers and Demon Deacons are scheduled to tipoff at 7:02 on ESPNU.

"Wake is much improved. They have a tremendous scorer in C.J. Harris, and Travis McKie, for that matter," Clemson head coach Brad Brownell said. Harris leads Wake Forest in scoring with 15.7 points per game. The senior guard is among the top 25 players in Wake Forest history in scoring and inside the top 10 on the 3-point field goal list.

McKie leads the Demon Deacons in rebounding [7.5] and is second in scoring with 15.2.

"They've been in the league a good while, play with a lot of confidence, score in a variety of ways," Brownell said.

Last time out, Clemson [9-6, 1-2 ACC] notched a 59-44 win over Virginia. Wake Forest [9-6, 2-1 ACC] is coming off back-to-back wins against Virginia and Boston College.

"I think Wake does a good job of playing with pace, pushing the ball on makes and misses. Their young guys are physical, play really hard -- [Devin] Thomas and [Arnaud Adala] Moto inside," Brownell said. "And you can see a renewed enthusiasm in their team, especially this year with good wins here recently over B.C. and Virginia."

For Clemson to notch ACC win No. 2, they'll need another productive night from seniors Devin Booker and Milton Jennings.

Against Virginia, Jennings had game-highs in points [21] and rebounds [11]. Had Booker grabbed one more rebound against the Cavs, it would have been his third-straight double-double.

"Certainly, those guys need us to play well for us to win. I've talked about that as long ago as last spring," Brownell said. "It's their turn to take the responsibility of being our primary players. With that responsibility comes the fact -- when you don't play as well, it's hard for our team to win."

PROBABLE STARTERS
Wake Forest (9-6, 2-1 ACC)
G #0 Codi Miller-McIntyre - 8.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG (6-3, 195)
G #11 C.J. Harris - 15.7 PPG, 1.9 RPG (6-3, 190)
F #45 Arnaud Adala-Moto - 5.2 PPG, 3.4 RPG (6-6, 225)
F #30 Travis McKie - 15.2 PPG, 7.5 RPG (6-7, 220)
F #2 Devin Thomas - 5.8 PPG, 6.9 RPG (6-9, 240)

Clemson (9-6, 1-2 ACC)
G #12 Rod Hall - 6.3 PPG, 3.7 APG (6-1, 210)
G #3 Adonis Filer - 8.1 PPG, 2.7 RPG (6-2, 190)
F #32 K.J. McDaniels - 10.7 PPG, 4.5 RPG (6-6, 200)
F #24 Milton Jennings - 10.6 PPG, 5.7 RPG (6-9, 225)
C #31 Devin Booker - 12.1 PPG, 8.1 RPG (6-8, 250)

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