How to Watch Virginia vs. Wake Forest Basketball: Live Stream & TV Channel Info – February 17

ACC opponents square off when the No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers (19-6, 10-4 ACC) host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (16-8, 8-5 ACC) at John Paul Jones Arena, starting at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

The Cavaliers’ game versus the Demon Deacons will be airing on ESPN2, so tune in.

Cavaliers vs. Demon Deacons Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Live Stream: Stream NCAA men’s basketball on Paramount Plus and Hulu + Live TV
  • Where: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Venue: John Paul Jones Arena

Cavaliers Insights

  • Because of Virginia’s offensive struggles this season, ranking 18th-worst in college basketball with 65.6 points per game, it has had to lean on its defense, which ranks third-best in college basketball by giving up 58.4 points per game.
  • With 32.4 rebounds per game, the Cavaliers rank 328th in college basketball. They allow 33.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 122nd in college basketball.
  • So far this year, Virginia ranks 36th in college basketball in assists, dishing out 16.0 per game.
  • The Cavaliers rank top-25 this year in turnovers, ranking best in college basketball with 7.8 turnovers per game. Meanwhile, they rank 104th with 12.3 forced turnovers per contest.
  • Virginia is making 6.7 three-pointers per game this year (254th-ranked in college basketball), and it sports a 37.8% three-point percentage (17th-best).
  • The Cavaliers are allowing 6.6 three-pointers per game (92nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 31.5% three-point percentage (68th-ranked).
  • Virginia is attempting 37.3 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 67.8% of the shots it has attempted (and 73% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, it is attempting 17.7 treys per contest, which are 32.2% of its shots (and 27% of the team’s buckets).

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Demon Deacons Insights

  • At 80.3 points scored per game and 70.7 points allowed, Wake Forest is 43rd in the nation on offense and 145th on defense.
  • In 2023-24, the Demon Deacons are 199th in the nation in rebounds (35.2 per game) and 97th in rebounds allowed (33.3).
  • With 12.4 assists per game, Wake Forest is 252nd in the nation.
  • In 2023-24, the Demon Deacons are 97th in the country in turnovers committed (10.5 per game) and 202nd in turnovers forced (11.3).
  • With 8.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 37.3% from downtown, Wake Forest is 78th and 28th in the nation, respectively, in those categories.
  • The Demon Deacons give up 6.0 3-pointers per game and concede 31.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 38th and 75th, respectively, in college basketball.
  • Wake Forest attempts 62% percent of its shots from inside the arc, and 38% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.1% of Wake Forest’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 29.9% are 3-pointers.

Cavaliers Leaders

  • The Cavaliers leader in points and assists is Reece Beekman, who puts up 14.0 points per game along with 6.0 assists.
  • Virginia’s best rebounder is Ryan Dunn, who averages 7.0 boards per game in addition to his 9.0 PPG average.
  • Isaac McKneely leads the Cavaliers in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Beekman is Virginia’s leader in steals, averaging 2.4 steals per game, while Dunn leads them in blocks with 2.2 per contest.

Demon Deacons Leaders

  • Hunter Sallis is at the top of the Demon Deacons scoring leaderboard with 18.7 points per game. He also pulls down 4.0 rebounds and dishes out 2.5 assists per game.
  • Wake Forest’s leader in rebounds is Efton Reid with 8.1 per game, and its leader in assists is Kevin Miller with 3.9 per game.
  • Sallis is the top shooter from deep for the Demon Deacons, hitting 2.3 threes per game.
  • Wake Forest’s leader in steals is Miller (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Andrew Carr (1.5 per game).
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