Deacons Host Yale Monday

No. 2-ranked Wake Forest, 2-0 after beating George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth in Preseason NIT games this week, hosts Yale Monday night at Lawrence Joel Coliseum (7:05 pm/no TV).

Monday's game against the Bulldogs marks the start of a busy week for the Demon Deacons, who will play Wednesday and Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York in the semifinals and finals of the Preseason NIT. Wake Forest plays Providence in Wednesday's semifinal and Arizona takes on Michigan in the other semifinal.

Wake Forest beat George Washington (97-76) Monday night and Virginia Commonwealth (81-67) Thursday night. Sophomore All-American candidate Chris Paul scored 41 points in the two games combined to lead the Deacons.

Yale, expected to challenge for the Ivy League crown this season, lost to Radford, 72-71, in the opening round of the Williams & Mary Tip-Off Classic Friday night. The Bulldogs, 12-15 last season, plays either William & Mary or Hartford on Saturday.

Wake Forest leads the all-time series 4-1 including wins over the Bulldogs in each of the last two seasons.

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