MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Hurricanes put their undefeated Atlantic Coast Conference record on the line Saturday afternoon when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons come to Coral Gables looking to pull the upset.
Miami is all alone at the top of the ACC with a perfect 13-0 record this season. Overall, the Canes have reeled off a 22-3 record through all of the team’s games and haven’t lost since last Christmas when they fell to Indiana State.
Wake Forest doesn’t look to provide too much of a challenge to the Hurricanes. The Demon Deacons enter the game with an 11-14 overall record and 4-9 record in conference play this year. But, it’s a team like Wake Forest that may be overlooked who can often times spring the biggest upsets.
Wake is ninth out of 12 teams in the conference in scoring, averaging 67 points per game. The problem for Wake is the team’s defense is also ninth in the conference and is allowing 69.4 points per game. Wake is also ranked dead last in defense, allowing opponents to shoot 45 percent from the field.
Miami on the other hand is allowing teams to shoot just 37.9 percent from the field while shooting 46 percent against opponents. The Canes are also holding conference opponents to just 30 percent from behind the three-point line in 2013.
Wake will likely turn to senior C.J. Harris and junior Travis McKie to handle the scoring load as combined they are averaging 29.2 points per game in conference play. Miami has multiple players averaging double figure scoring per game including Durand Scott (13.1), Shane Larkin (13.1), and Kenny Kadji (12.8).