Inside the Numbers: Wake Forest 82, Charlotte 79

Updated: Apr 5





It's a late night after a long day, so let's just get right to our look Inside the Numbers of Wake's victory over Charlotte.


Here's how it went down, in case you missed it:




















  • Fantastic Five: Wake somehow won this game despite getting exactly zero bench points. The Deacs' five starters all played 28 minutes or greater, with guard Cameron Hildreth limited to just six-and-a-half minutes because of foul trouble. Just two other Deacons played in reserve, with neither getting in the book. Charlotte, for its part, tallied just eight bench points.

  • There actually is a 'K' in Jahmir Young: Star Charlotte guard Jahmir Young achieved a milestone in the contest, notching his 1,000th career point as a 49er. The Maryland native finished the night with 27 points, bringing his total to 1,014. Young led Charlotte in scoring. Clemson transfer Clyde Trapp added 18, with forward/center Aly Khalifa scoring 10.

  • 30 for 30: How common is it for a player to score 30 points in back-to-back games -- in the span of four days? Alondes Williams set a career-high on Tuesday, scoring 36 against VMI. He nearly tied -- or maybe even broke -- it on the Deacs' final possession. Williams said after the game that he wasn't thinking about a career-high and was just wanting to make a great play. The Oklahoma transfer did just that, making the pass to Isaiah Mucius that set up the game-winning shot. Williams led the Deacs in scoring (34) and assists (7), while tying with Mucius for the high mark in rebounds with 8.

  • Free throws, still free: Just as NC State before it, Charlotte struggled from the line. The Niners were just 8-for-15 from the stripe, which loomed large in a three-point game that came down to the final possession.

  • Mirror images: Charlotte coach Ron Sanchez said after the game that it was a tale of two halves, and he was correct. Wake led 48-34 at the half, while Charlotte outscored the Deacs 45-34 in the second 20.

And finally, the Hustle Stats:

  • Points in the paint: Charlotte 44, Wake Forest 44

  • Points off turnovers: Charlotte 11, Wake Forest 10

  • Second-chance points: Wake Forest 9, Charlotte 7

  • Fast-break points: Charlotte 6, Wake Forest 4

  • Points per possession: Wake Forest 1.224, Charlotte 1.179


WAKE FOREST 82, CHARLOTTE 79

WAKE FOREST (11-1): Mucius 7-13 2-2 20, Sy 3-6 0-0 6, Walton 6-10 2-2 14, Williamson 3-9 1-2 8, Williams 15-23 2-3 34, Hildreth 0-3 0-0 0, Whitt 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-65 7-9 82.

CHARLOTTE (5-5): Braswell 4-11 0-0 9, Khalifa 4-9 2-6 10, Trapp 6-9 2-2 17, Young 12-21 1-2 27, Butler 4-6 0-1 8, Cannon 2-3 3-4 8, Vasic 0-0 0-0 0, Garcia 0-1 0-0 0, Francois 0-0 0-0 0.. Totals 32-60 8-15 79.

Halftime — Wake Forest 48-34. 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 7-22 (Braswell 1-6, Khalifa 0-2, Trapp 3-6, Young 2-6, Cannon 1-2), Wake Forest 7-23 (Mucius 4-10, Walton 0-1, Williamson 1-5, Williams 2-5, Hildreth 0-1, Whitt 0-1). Fouled Out — NA. Rebounds —Charlotte 33 (Young 9), Wake Forest 30 (Mucius/Williams 8). Assists —Wake Forest 17 (Williams 7), Charlotte 10 (Young 4). Total Fouls — Wake Forest 13, Charlotte 12. Technical — NA. A —NA.

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