Duke vs Wake Forest basketball game: How to watch or stream

Duke’s Jeremy Roach watches from the bench during Duke’s 82-55 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.

Duke’s Jeremy Roach watches from the bench during Duke’s 82-55 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.


A 10-day stretch with no games helped No. 14 Duke get healthier, and the Blue Devils are rested, looking forward to playing exclusively ACC games.

Blue Devils coach Jon Scheyer said guard Jeremy Roach, who sat out Duke’s 82-55 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Dec. 10, is doing well and ready to return to play Tuesday night when Duke plays at Wake Forest.

“Jeremy is in good shape,” Scheyer said on Monday. “He’ll be ready to go.”

Duke (10-2, 1-0 ACC) opened the season playing 12 games over the first 33 days. The 10-day break for final exams, which concludes with Tuesday’s ACC game at Wake Forest, leads into another 10-day break before the Blue Devils play Florida State at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 31 at 1 p.m.

Roach, the team’s lone captain and only returning starter from last season’s Final Four team, had been slowed by a toe injury he initially suffered Nov. 27 against Purdue. He played through the pain for the next three games, all Duke wins, before spending the Maryland-Eastern Shore game on the bench in street clothes to maximize time off.

That break helped him, Scheyer said, as well as freshman Dereck Lively and Dariq Whitehead. Both had injuries that left them unavailable when the season started Nov. 7. They’ve slowly progressed over late November and early December and were in the starting lineup together for the first time against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Now, Scheyer said, both of them join Roach in having benefited from the schedule break.

“We’re as good health wise as we’ve been all season,” Scheyer said. “So I’m happy to say that.”

For the first time in program history, Duke started five freshmen when it beat Maryland-Eastern Shore. With Roach healthy, that’s not likely to happen again Tuesday, but Scheyer still feels comfortable going deep into his bench with five reserves.

“Sometimes when you have injuries,” Scheyer said, “other guys can emerge, other guys can grow confidence at a different level. I think that’s happened for our group. Now we need to just continue to find something new from here. But I did feel, when we finally got our full roster intact, that it was going to be versatile, well balanced and able for different guys to step up. But I didn’t know it would lead to the kind of depth that we’ve had.”

Tipoff time + TV channel for Tuesday’s game

The game will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and will air on ACC Network, which is available on major cable and satellite services, like Spectrum, Dish Network and DirecTV.

How to stream Duke vs Wake Forest game online

Are you a cord-cutter?

If your preferred method of watching games involves streaming, there are options for that, too.

ACC Network is available on Sling, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, DirecTV Stream and YouTubeTV streaming services.

Game day details: Duke vs. Wake Forest

Teams: Duke Blue Devils vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 20

Time: 6:30 p.m.

TV: ACC Network

Betting line: Duke is a 7-point favorite and the over-under total is 141 points.

Series history: Duke and Wake will meet for the 258th time in a series that dates back to the 1905-06 season. The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 178-79, including a 19-12 record at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.

Pregame reading

Steve Wiseman has covered Duke athletics since 2010 for the Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer. He placed second in both beat writing and breaking news in the 2019 Associated Press Sports Editors national contest. Previously, Steve worked for The State (Columbia, SC), Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.), The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.), Charlotte Observer and Hickory (NC) Daily Record covering beats including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, University of South Carolina athletics and the S.C. General Assembly. He’s won numerous state-level press association awards. Steve graduated from Illinois State University in 1989.

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