By The Numbers: WFU Vs. FSU

A look at some game numbers following Wake Forest's narrow 60-56 road victory at Florida State. Even Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser is having trouble coming to terms with some of the numbers that came out of Wednesday's contest.

Records: Wake Forest improved to 20-4 overall, 10-3 in ACC play with their 60-56 victory over Florida State; The ‘Noles dropped to 12-13, 3-11 record.

Early slumping: Wake Forest couldn't get anything to fall at the start of the game Wednesday. Wake missed their first eight field goal attempts and didn't score in the first 5:37.

Stat of the night: SG/SF Jamaal Levy pulled down 12 boards in 37 minutes of play. The only WFU single game rebounding totals higher than Levy's performance against Florida State was in Wake's win over Temple, a game in which Vytas Danelius grabbed 14 boards and at Duke when Josh Howard pulled down 14.

Boarding school: It's been well publicized that Wake Forest leads the nation in rebounding margin. Prior to Wake's bout with the Seminoles, Coach Skip Prosser's squad averaged 10.7 more rebounds per game than their opponents. Wednesday night, Wake continued to dominate the boards, outrebounding Florida State 44-32.

Stat of the night, round two: Taron Downey dished out eight assists on Wednesday night, tying his season high.

An ACC low: FSU now holds the season low for field goal percentage in a game after shooting just 29.4% from the field. Clemson held that season low prior to Wednesday night, as they shot just 31.7% at Maryland.

Defense, defense, defense: The Demon Deacon defense held Florida State to just 56 points on the night and just 29.4% shooting from the floor. Or maybe that can be attributed to missed lay-ups and dunks.

Coming to a close: 3 – the number of games remaining in the regular season in Skip Prosser's second year at Wake Forest. If the Deacs can remain atop the ACC, it will be the first time since 1962 that WFU has won an ACC regular season title outright.


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