NCAAB Game Recap - Wake Forest at Davidson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:30 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Nov 22, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wake Forest (3-2)

32

50

82

Davidson (2-3)

29

41

70

Childress, Sarr lead Wake Forest past Davidson 82-70
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest coach Danny Manning likes bringing Olivier Sarr off the bench because of the energy he brings to the floor.

Sarr - and his self-proclaimed alter ego - don't mind the role one bit.

The 7-foot center provided energy and in a decisive second half for the Demon Deacons, who blew a 3-point game at halftime into a second-half advantage that reached as many as 24 points and rolled past Davidson 82-70 Friday night in a neutral site game. Brandon Childress led the Demon Deacons with 18 points and seven assists, while Sarr added 15 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

Sarr was the difference in the second half, dominating the glass on both ends. On one play he grabbed an offensive rebound, scored and drew the foul, prompting him to clench his fists, tip back his head and scream at the ceiling.

Sarr laughed when thinking about his reaction, saying that when he's on the basketball court he becomes a "second person."

"It's not me, it's somebody else out there," Sarr said with a laugh.

When asked if he likes that second person, he replied, "I do!"

Manning likes it too.

He hasn't considered moving Sarr into the starting lineup because he feels like the big man plays better off the bench.

"He's still playing starter minutes," Manning said. "To me that doesn't matter. I played 15 years in the NBA, so coming in off the bench, starting, it's all a part of it. He's going to get his opportunities."

Isaiah Mucius added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Andrien White had 11 points as the Demon Deacons (3-2) held Davidson to 28% shooting from 3-point range.

Wake Forest broke open a tight game by making 11 of their first 12 shots from the field to the start the second half, including a barrage of 3-pointers from Childress, White and Mucius.

"Some of those 3-point shots just sent the dagger right into your heart," Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. "We had a difficult time responding to that."

Kellan Grady had 20 points and Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 17 for Davidson (2-3), which had its two-game winning streak snapped. McKillop said he's a little concerned how the loss will affect his team's confidence moving forward.

BIG PICTURE

Wake Forest: This was a bit of redemption after losing to Charlotte 67-65 in overtime on Sunday. Sarr didn't start but despite Manning's comments, it's fair to wonder how long that will last. He was extremely difficult to stop in the paint and has the potential to be one of the ACC's top big men.

Davidson: The Wildcats received some votes as a preseason top 25 team, but they are off to a disappointing start with three losses in five games and McKillop may need to mix up his lineup. The Wildcats aren't shooting the 3 as well as they have in the past and don't seem to be attacking the hole enough to keep teams honest.

BROWN TO HAVE MRI

Demon Deacons guard Chaundree Brown, the team's second-leading scorer at 15.8 points per game, sat out with a left ankle injury. Brown sustained the injury in Wednesday's practice and Manning said he will have an MRI on Saturday.

Sharone Wright Jr. missed the game due to an illness.

STOPPING THE 3

Childress said the goal coming into the game was to speed up the Wildcats and guard the 3-point line. That seemed to work as Davidson never really got in sync on offense and shot 7 of 25 from 3-point range.

"We tried to run them off the line," Childress said. "Kellan Grady is a tough player and he made some shots, but we wanted to make other guys put the ball in the basket."

SPECTRUM CENTER WOES

The Wildcats never seem to play well at the Spectrum Center, home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets, falling to 1-7 in the arena

UP NEXT

Wake Forest: Travel to Anaheim, California to face Charleston in the first round of the Wooden Legacy.

Davidson: Face Marquette Thursday night as part of the Orlando Invite.

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Leaders

Wake Forest PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. van Beveren 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Oguama 0 0 0 3 1 3
Davidson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Jones 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Freundlich 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Wake David
Points For 82 70
Field Goals 31/64-48% 26/61-43%
Three Pointers 10/22-45% 7/25-28%
Free Throws 10/12-83% 11/14-79%
Offensive Rebounds 11 5
Defensive Rebounds 32 24
Rebounds 45 32
Blocks 5 2
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 12 8
Personal Fouls 17 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Wake Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 Wake 82 @ David 70 M. Wynn 2 L. Brajkovic 1

Game Information

Stadium: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 4,200
Game Time: