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Virginia Tech-Wake Forest men's basketball preview capsule

Virginia Tech-Wake Forest men's basketball preview capsule

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Men’s Basketball


No. 20 Virginia Tech at Wake Forest

6 p.m. at Lawrence Joel Coliseum

TV: ACC Network

Records: Virginia Tech 10-2, 4-1 ACC; Wake Forest 3-4, 0-4

Notes: Wake is steered by first-year head coach Steve Forbes, formerly the coach at Southern Conference member East Tennessee State. Tech’s Mike Young used to coach against him when Young was at SoCon member Wofford. … Wake is on a four-game skid, including road losses to Georgia Tech, Virginia and Duke and a home loss to Louisville. … Wake beat Catawba on Dec. 31 after not having played a game since Nov. 27. … Wake freshman point guard Carter Whitt made his college debut against Catawba after graduating high school early. … Daivien Williamson, who also played for Forbes at ETSU, averages 11.4 points for Wake. … Former Hokies reserve Isaiah Wilkins averages 2.6 points and 15.8 minutes off the bench for the Demon Deacons. … Keve Aluma averages 15.6 points for Tech. … Jalen Cone of the Hokies leads the ACC with an average of 3.3 3-pointers. … Tech has beaten Wake four straight times.

— Mark Berman

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Mark Berman covers Virginia Tech men’s basketball and many other teams at the university. He also helps cover other colleges, including Radford, VMI, Roanoke, Washington and Lee and Ferrum.

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