Florida, Wake Forest to clash in ACC/SEC Challenge

Wake Forest is trying to build momentum before hitting December.Florida has shown flashes of getting it together, in part by defeating a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference members.The Gators will go for another conquest of an ACC team when they visit Wake Forest on Wednesday night in Winston-Salem, N.C.The game is part of the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge.The Gators (4-2) had an eight-day stretch that included victories against Florida State and Pitt — both ACC teams — before falling to then-No. 13 Baylor on Friday.Florida guard Tyrese Samuel is the reigning Player of the Week in the Southeastern Conference. He is coming off an 18-point, six-rebound effort vs. the Bears.Addressing gaps in defense is something the Gators will work on.”We need to limit (3-point) attempts better,” Florida coach Todd Golden said.Wake Forest (3-3) won Friday against Charleston Southern, 71-56, in an outing that had pros and cons to begin a seven-game homestand.”We gave up seven offensive rebounds in the second half. We still got to clean that up,” Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes said. “We didn’t give up one point in transition — that’s outstanding.

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