Oregon State (1-4) vs. Wake Forest (5-0)
Emerald Coast Classic , The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oregon State is preparing to face Wake Forest in an Emerald Coast Classic game. Wake Forest knocked off Kennesaw State by 31 points on Tuesday, while Oregon State came up short in an 81-80 game to Princeton on Sunday.
STEPPING UP: Wake Forest's Alondes Williams has averaged 19.4 points and five rebounds while Jake LaRavia has put up 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 steals. For the Beavers, Warith Alatishe has averaged 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Jarod Lucas has put up 11 points.ACCURATE ALONDES: Williams has connected on 38.5 percent of the 13 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 4 of 7 over his last three games. He's also made 66.7 percent of his foul shots this season.
THREAT FROM DISTANCE: Oregon State's Lucas has attempted 29 3-pointers and connected on 41.4 percent of them, and is 12 for 29 over his last five games.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Deacs have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Beavers. Wake Forest has 58 assists on 96 field goals (60.4 percent) over its previous three games while Oregon State has assists on 41 of 82 field goals (50 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Wake Forest is ranked first among ACC teams with an average of 87.6 points per game.