Duke vs. Wake Forest Live stream. After getting the team’s first true road win of conference play, Duke takes on Wake Forest at home. Do the Demon Deacons have a chance in this one.
Despite arguably having the most talent of any team in the ACC, Duke 14-2 (2-2) was near the bottom of the league in the standings after a pair of surprising losses to both NC State and Boston College.The common denominator was the defensive effort by the Blue Devils, giving up 89 and 96 points in the two conference defeats. Even having the No. 1 ranked scoring offense in the country, the lack of defense is troubling for a team with Final Four aspirations.
Duke returns to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday to face Wake Forest after going 1-1 on the road with an upset loss to NC State and a convincing win over Pitt.At 14-2, the Blue Devils have been up and down in ACC play with losses to Boston College and NC State and wins over Florida State and Pitt. They will have a chance Saturday, though, to prove they’re capable of stringing together a win streak in league play before a pivotal Monday night road tilt against Miami.
Marvin Bagley III went for 16 points and 15 rebounds, and there a huge surprise from sophomore forward Justin Robinson, who scored 10 points on three made deep balls. He came into the game playing 33 total minutes and played 18 on Wednesday. With both Marques Bolden and Javin DeLauirer both questionable with injuries, it’s important that Duke can go deep into the team’s bench for more production.