Louisville faces Wake Forest following Ellis’ 20-point game

Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-5, 2-2 ACC) at Louisville Cardinals (2-13, 0-4 ACC)

Louisville, Kentucky; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Louisville hosts the Wake Forest Demon Deacons after El Ellis scored 20 points in Louisville’s 70-69 loss to the Syracuse Orange.

The Cardinals have gone 2-7 at home. Louisville is 1- when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 15.6 turnovers per game.

The Demon Deacons are 2-2 against ACC opponents. Wake Forest has a 4-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ellis is scoring 17.7 points per game and averaging 2.6 rebounds for the Cardinals. Jae’Lyn Withers is averaging 1.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Louisville.

Tyree Appleby is averaging 18.3 points, 5.7 assists and 1.6 steals for the Demon Deacons. Cameron Hildreth is averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Wake Forest.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 2-8, averaging 64.0 points, 30.3 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 5.6 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 41.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.0 points per game.

Demon Deacons: 6-4, averaging 76.8 points, 30.8 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.8 points.

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