Wake Forest vs. Miami – Game Preview – January 6, 2022

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes (7-3, 0-0 ACC) look to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-3, 3-0 ACC) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Miami (FL) defeated Robert Morris 86-45 in the team’s last action on Sunday, led by Lashae Dwyer’s team-high 15 points.

Jewel Spear’s team-leading 15 points weren’t enough in Wake Forest’s 66-53 loss to Virginia Tech on Sunday in their last outing.

Miami (FL) Team Stats

Miami (FL) heads into the matchup with a 64.3 points per game average on the season, 8.3 more than the 56 Wake Forest gives up per contest. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in games when they score at least 56 points.

The Hurricanes have out-shot their opponents from distance this season, knocking down 6.5 three-pointers per game while giving up 4.3 made threes by their opponents. When Miami (FL) shoots its average from beyond the arc this season, the Hurricanes are 4-1.

Wake Forest Team Stats

The Demon Deacons 71.4 points per game average is more than the 56.5 Miami (FL) gives up. When Wake Forest does reach the 56-point mark, it is 7-0 on the year.

The Demon Deacons made an average of 41.9 percent of their field goals while holding opponents to 35.3 percent shooting from the field over the course of the season. When Wake Forest goes over its season average, the Demon Deacons are 7-0 in the 2021-22 campaign.

Miami (FL) Players to Watch

Kelsey Marshall’s 14.5 points and 2.9 assists per game are both team-high stats for Miami (FL). Karla Erjavec contributes with 8.6 points for the Hurricanes, and Lola Pendande averages 7.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

Miami (FL)’s three-point shooting efforts are led by Marshall, who averages three made three-pointers per game while hitting 37 percent of her shots from beyond the arc.

Player stats reflect 10 of 10 games this season.

Wake Forest Players to Watch

Spear is Wake Forest’s leading scorer, averaging 21.4 points per game. Olivia Summiel is the leading rebounder, tallying 8.2 rebounds per game to go with 7.0 points, while Elise Williams leads the Demon Deacons with 3.7 assists per game in addition to averaging 9.8 points a contest.

Spear makes the most threes per game for Wake Forest, shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc while hitting 3.5 three-pointers a contest.

Player stats reflect 13 of 13 games this season.

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