Deacons Try To Avoid Pitfall Wednesday Night

Wake Forest, riding a four-game winning streak including a 89-88 win over 14th-ranked Texas on Saturday, travels to Albuquerque (NM) Wednesday night to face a red-hot New Mexico team at The Pit (9 pm ET/RSN).

The Demon Deacons, 9-1, are ranked 6th in the Associated Press poll and 5th in the ESPN/USA Today poll.

Sophomore Chris Paul earned his second straight double-double (23 points, 12 assists) and junior Eric Williams scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to lead Wake past Texas Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem.

New Mexico, 10-1, owns a six-game winning streak and the Lobos are a perfect 9-0 at home. New Mexico is coming off a 77-58 win over visiting Tennessee Saturday night. Danny Granger led New Mexico with 20 points. The Lobos rank fifth nationally in field goal percentage (.527) and 14th nationally in scoring (83.8 ppg).

Wake Forest leads the all-time series with New Mexico 2-1, including a 70-61 victory last season (Jan. 3, 2004) in Winston-Salem. The Deacons have not played at The Pit since a 76-71 loss to the Lobos on Dec. 28, 1988.

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