No. 13 seed Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14) vs. No. 12 seed Miami (13-17, 5-13)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney First Round, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Tuesday, 11 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Wake Forest is set to match up against Miami in the opening round of the ACC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 26, when the Demon Deacons shot 39.3 percent from the field while holding Miami's shooters to just 37 percent en route to a one-point victory.
VARYING EXPERIENCE: Miami has leaned on senior leadership this year while Wake Forest has been fueled heavily by freshmen. Seniors Anthony Lawrence II, Ebuka Izundu and Zach Johnson have combined to score 50 percent percent of Miami's points this season and 55 percent of the team's points over its last five games. On the other side, freshmen Jaylen Hoard, Sharone Wright Jr. and Isaiah Mucius have collectively scored 39 percent of the team's points this year.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Lawrence has had his hand in 45 percent of all Miami field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 30 field goals and 25 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Wake Forest is 0-10 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 11-9 when scoring at least 65.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Canes have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Demon Deacons. Miami has an assist on 42 of 76 field goals (55.3 percent) across its past three outings while Wake Forest has assists on 22 of 61 field goals (36.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Wake Forest has averaged only 66.2 points per game over its last five games. The Demon Deacons are giving up 76.8 points per game over that span.