Duke basketball needs certain outcome in matchup against Wake Forest

Duke basketball sophomore forward Wendell Moore (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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What to watch for in Duke basketball matchup against Wake Forest:

Show no rust

As previously stated, rust was expected against Boston College after a three-week layoff.

Perhaps all that rust was shaken off in Duke’s 17-point turnaround in nearly 25 minutes, but it’s time to dominate a game from tipoff to finish, something the Blue Devils have not done this season.

Even in its best performance against the Fighting Irish, Duke kept Notre Dame at arm’s length but never finished off the Irish until the final minutes.

Wake Forest is very similar to Boston College in the fact that the team is not very good.

After back-to-back victories over Delaware State and Longwood to begin the season, the Demon Deacons had to pause for over a month because of COVID-19 related issues.

Two games were canceled and two postponed before the team was back on the court on December 31 against Catawba, a Division II program, resulting in an eight-point victory.

Wake has since lost its two ACC games against Georgia Tech and No. 22 Virginia, yielding exactly 70 points in both contests.

Forward Isaiah Mucius leads the team with 11.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while a majority of Steve Forbes’ roster remains in flux in his first season leading the Demon Deacons.