After winning three in a row, including their ACC opener at Boston College, Duke is ranked No. 14 in the country. They’ll continue their conference play on Wednesday, when they hit the road to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
The 12-2 Blue Devils opened ACC play with an 81-64 win at Boston College, powered by freshman Brandon Ingram, who had 25 points and nine rebounds. After a slow start to his college career, Ingram has caught fire, scoring 23 or more in five of his last seven games. While Grayson Allen is the leader of the team, Ingram looks like he is taking over and that helps the Blue Devils immensely.
The 9-4 Demon Deacons fell 57-65 in their ACC opener at Louisville, shooting just 39.3% from the field. Wake Forest got 14 points each from Devin Thomas and Bryant Crawford, but they hit just three of their 12 free-throw attempts. That’s not going to cut it in the ACC.
Duke has dominated this rivalry, winning nine of their last 10 against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons’ last win over Duke came in March 2014 at home. The Blue Devils have won four of their last five at Wake Forest.