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UVa at Wake Forest: Game Thread

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What: Virginia Cavaliers (11-9, 2-4 ACC) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-13, 0-5 ACC)

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Place: Joel Coliseum
TV: ACC Network
Radio: Virginia Sports Radio Network

Spread: Vegas: Virginia -3.5; Pomeroy: Virginia -5
Last Meeting: February 6, 2010. Virginia 61, Wake Forest 64 (OT)
Last Time Out: Wake Forest 59, Duke 83
Series: Wake Forest 68-59

Wake Forest has won the past five meetings between the Deacs and the Hoos. In fact, Virginia has not won at Winston-Salem since 2000, a 76-67 victory.

The Deacs have not done anything right this season and find themselves square in the ACC cellar. But wait. Raise your hand, Virginia fans, if you feel confident heading into today's game?

Didn't think so. I don't think it really needs to be said (though I will anyway) that this team plays to the level of its opponents. Terrible losses to Seattle and Iowa State, yet highly competitive losses to North Carolina and Duke, not to mention the upset of No. 15 Minnesota and ACC-contender Virginia Tech. This game has all the makings for a potential disaster for Virginia.

Wake Forest's Probable Starters

F
Ari Stewart So. 10.4 ppg 5.4 rpg 1.4 apg
F
Travis McKie Fr. 13.0 ppg 7.5 rpg 1.0 apg
C
Carson Desrosiers Fr.
4.1 ppg
3.61 rpg 1.7 bpg
G
Gary Clark Sr.
11.4 ppg 2.5 rpg 1.8 apg
G
C.J. Harris So. 10.6 ppg 3.7 rpg 3.7 apg

It's hard to preview this game too much more than what we included earlier this morning. Simply put, Virginia should win this game, handily. Still though, I wouldn't make any rash betting decisions against your buddies on this one.

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