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Game Plus/Minus | wake 90, Hokies 79


Here are the plus/minus numbers from Sunday.  Wood with a +10, Rankin +8, and JvZ with a +4 (though most of that was in the final 10 minutes when the outcomes was no longer in doubt).  No one really had an awful plus/minus compared to others — all the starters were around -9 (Green) to -16 (Brown).  Barksdale had a rare bad day with a -15.

@wake Season Wins Losses ACC Avg +/-
Player +/- +/- 13 18 18 Per Game
Wood 10 -37 4.5 -5.9 -5.7 -1.5
Rankin 8 -146 1.9 -8.6 -6.0 -5.0
van Zegeren 4 -75 3.5 -6.7 -5.4 -2.4
Donlon 0 -7 -4.0 0.2 0.0 -0.9
Patrick 0 -2 -1.5 0.6 0.6 -0.2
Racer 0 -23 -9.5 -0.6 -1.0 -2.1
Johnston -4 -83 0.0 -5.2 -4.7 -3.0
Beyer -9 -57 2.0 -5.8 -1.6 -2.9
Green -9 -40 14.2 -12.4 -6.9 -1.3
Raines -12 -92 6.2 -9.6 -6.1 -3.0
Eddie -12 -79 9.4 -11.2 -7.5 -2.5
Barksdale -15 26 8.3 -4.8 -1.5 0.9
Brown -16 -15 10.6 -9.0 -6.6 -0.5
TEAM -11 -128 11.1 -15.1 -10.0 -4.1

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Erick Green Highlights | wake forest 90, Hokies 79


Here are some of the game, but mostly Erick Green’s, highlights from wake’s 90-79 win over the Hokies on Sunday.

Erick did move into 10th on the Virginia Tech career scoring list during the game with 1,727 points (passing Ace Custis), set a single season points mark for VT with 786 points (passing Bimbo Coles’s of 1989-90), and tied his career single game high of 35 points.

Marquis Rankin also chipped in a career high 15 points (not shown).

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Game Recap | wake forest (6-12, 13-17) 90, Hokies (4-14, 13-18) 79


The Hokies delivered a dud of a regular season finale on the road against wake forest, losing 79-90. This game was never close. The final score is not an accurate representation of how soundly the Hokies were beaten today, especially in the paint.

The good news is that Erick Green went off for 35 points, tied for his career-high, and in doing so, gave him 786 for the season, one more than Bimbo Coles’ school record of 785. We should say Coles’ OLD record because Erick “The Winchester Rifleman” Green is the new sheriff in town.

Erick also moved into the top 10 on the Virginia Tech all time scoring list.  His 15th point on the day moved him past Ace Custis. He now has 1,727 career points (Ace had 1706).  Baring a deep ACC Tournament run, he’ll finish in 10th.

And in case anyone is wondering, Green’s 786 points came in 31 games. Bimbo’s 785 points also came in 31 games. So to quote Techsideline.com, “it’s a legit record.”

Although it was already locked up, it’s pretty much official that Green will finish the regular season as the nation’s and ACC’s leading scorer. And get this, he’s the first ACC player since south carolina’s (yes, they used to be in the ACC) Grady Wallace did so in 1957. Think of all the ACC greats that ever accomplished that feat: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Ralph Sampson, etc., etc., etc.

Outside of those two highlights, that was about it. Virginia Tech’s “big men” played pretty small today. As Bill Roth said during the game, “Hokies giving up layup after layup.” It was about ugly as a game as we’ve seen all season. And how many times have we said that this year?

After the game, ACC broadcaster and former virginia player Cory Alexander gave his vote for ACC player of the year to Green. All the votes are due by 9 p.m., Sunday night (tonight), so we should probably hear something later this evening.

If you want to recap the play-by-play, go to HokieSports.com and look up the box score and relive the agony of defeat.

Want numbers of who scored what? Here you go:

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Previews (2-for-1) | VT (4-12) @ #3 duke (12-4) on Tuesday at 7 on espnU | VT (4-13) @ wake (5-12) on Sunday at 2


Spread: wake by 5.5.

Updated post-duke: #11 is now 11th on the Hokies’ all time scoring list. Erick Green needs just 15 points to make it into the top 10 on the Virginia Tech all time scoring list! He’ll bump Ace Custis from the top 10 when he does.

The loser of the VT @ wake game will finish as the #12 seed (last) in the ACC Tournament. If VT loses, they will finish all alone in last place.

Spread: duke by 20.

The Hokies close out the regular season with two Tobacco Road games, Tuesday at #3 duke and Sunday at wake forest. The blue devils have owned the Hokies of late, winning 5 in a row and 9 of 10. Conversely, Tech has holds the mortgage on the deacons, paid clean and free. The Hokies are 9-3 against wake since joining the ACC and winners of 9 of 11, including earlier this year in Blacksburg.

duke MATCH-UP:

This is the 7th time these two teams will have met in the last 24 months and one week (each of the last two ACC Tourneys and home and away the last two years). duke won the first meeting just two weeks ago by 32 in Blacksburg (Tech’s worst home loss since their very first ACC home game back in 2004 vs unc)… And that was without Ryan Kelly who just scored 36 against the c-a-n-e-s on Saturday. Seth Curry had 19 in the first half and duke led 48-28 at the break on their way to an 88-56 win. At one point duke was 9/10 from 3-point land and finished the game hitting 12/17 (71%). Tech was 1/16 from deep (6%).

But the Hokies did take the devils to OT in Durham last year! With two shots to win it at the end (Green and Raines) before fading in OT. So who knows. Just don’t hold your breath.

THE FIRST MEETING:

wake MATCH-UP:

This might be the last time the Hokies see wake coach Jeff Bzdelik, the worst coach in the ACC. He’s 10-38 in ACC play in 3 seasons (21% win-pct) and 1-23 in ACC road games with a game at nc state pending this week (even Paul Hewitt was better than that… barely – he averaged one road win per year at gt). So Bzdelik is more than on the hot seat.

wake is 0-8 on the road in the ACC this year and Bzdelik is something like 1-42 in conference road games between his time at wake and colorado before that (I’m not making that up). But this game is at wake, where the deacs are 5-3 in ACC play this year including wins over nc state and miami, so this will be a tough draw for the Hokies (aren’t they all?).

THE FIRST MEETING:

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Dan Rickenbach Breakdown | VT 66, wake 65


Shout out to Mr. Dan Rickenbach for his support!

THE LOW POST:

Just to mix things up, I tracked how many times we fed the post today.  Note that these numbers only include passes into the post to our bigs (i.e. I didn’t count touches via offensive rebounds or passes to our bigs on the perimeter — this truly represents their touches inside of 10 feet).  Also, I only counted one feed per possession — i.e. if Raines got the ball down low then fed it to Barksdale, it only counted for Raines.

  • Possessions: 64
  • Raines: 12
  • Barksdale: 1
  • van Zegeren: 5
  • Beyer: 1

That’s 19 feeds to the low post in 64 possessions by my count (30%).  It’s no surprise based on the numbers above that Raines had 8 FG attempts and 3 assists, while CJB had just 3/2 (most of his work was on the perimeter or after other guys touched it down low).

Just wanted to share… given Cadarian’s low post moves, I like this ratio.

HALL OF FAME:

Had we lost, I’d have added Travis McKie to our Opponents Hall of Fame.  He had 20 points and 15 rebounds today, including a double-double in the first half.

Coming into today, he was 12/41 on 3-pointers (29%).  Today he was 4/6 today.  That’s the way it has been over the last 10 games.  But the Hokies still found a way to win.

THE TALE OF TWO HALVES:

  • First half: wake — 15 offensive rebounds and 5 made 3s (averaged 9 offensive rebounds and 5.3 made 3s PER GAME coming in)
  • Second half: wake — 2 offensive rebounds and 2 made 3s — that’s how you make a comeback — getting stops.
  • First half: EG — 1/8 FGs — 4 points.
  • Second half: EG — 7/10 FGs — 18 points

FLIP THE SCRIPT:

  • The Hokies came in the #1 FT% team in the ACC at 73%… they won going 8/16 from the line for 50%

THE TALE OF TWO GAMES:

  • wake vs clemson: 44 total points and 0 fast break points
  • wake vs VT: 65 total points and 18 fast break points

HOKIES AND 2ND HALVES:

Going into today’s game, Tech had not led in the 2nd half (not counting overtime) of their previous ACC 3 games and had only been tied for 24 seconds (the final 0:24 vs georgia tech).  Well, they took the lead 2 minutes into the 2nd half today.  That 1-point lead lasted 35 seconds, but obviously they off and on in the final 6:30.

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Game Plus/Minus | VT 66, wake 65


Here is the plus/minus VT stats from today (Green, Eddie, and JvZ led the Hokies with a +5 while Brown had a tough -4 on 2/11 shooting).

gt wake Season Wins Losses Avg +/-
Player +/- +/- +/- 11 6 Per Game
Wood DNP DNP 43 5.8 -1.5 4.3
Brown 1 -4 65 11.5 -12.2 4.1
Green 6 5 65 14.5 -15.7 3.8
Barksdale 8 -3 48 7.4 -6.6 3.0
Eddie 5 5 44 10.3 -11.5 2.6
Raines 7 3 15 6.8 -10.0 0.9
van Zegeren -2 5 0 4.0 -7.3 0.0
Patrick DNP DNP -5 -1.5 0.5 -0.8
Donlon DNP DNP -7 -4.0 0.5 -1.8
Johnston -1 -3 -29 0.1 -6.0 -1.9
Racer DNP DNP -18 -9.5 0.5 -3.0
Rankin 3 0 -47 1.3 -9.8 -3.1
Beyer -2 -1 -50 1.3 -15.0 -4.2
TEAM 5 1 24 11.5 -17.0 1.4

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Game Highlights | VT 66, wake 65


In Coach Bzdelik’s final trip to Blacksburg as the head coach of wake forest, the Hokies downed the deacons 66-65 behind Erick Green’s 22 points (18 in the 2nd half), Jarell Eddie’s 18 points, and Cadarian Raines’s 8 points and 13 rebounds.

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Game Recap | Hokies (2-2, 11-6) 66, wake (2-3, 9-8), 65


The Hokies pulled out another come-from-behind win this afternoon, 66-65, over wake forest.

The demon deacons held the nation’s leading scorer, Erick Green, to just four first-half points. But they couldn’t contain him for an entire game as the Winchester Rifleman dropped 18 points in the second half and led the Hokies with 22 for the game.

While Green was being double-teamed in the first, Jarell Eddie stepped up with 15 points in the opening half. He finished with 18.

Cadarian Raines had a huge game, scoring eight points and pulling down 13 rebounds, tying his career high.

Tech trailed 37-31 at the half, but opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 38-37 lead. wake called a timeout and then went on a 6-0 run to retake the lead.

The deacs took a 51-43 lead as part of a 15-4 run, but VT answered with an 8-0 run of its own to tie the game. From there it was a back and forth game.

wake took a 65-64 lead with 24 seconds left, and when everyone thought Green would take the final shot, Robert Brown, who had struggled the entire game, got the ball and drove the lane, made the shot and got the foul. The basket gave the Hokies a 66-65 lead with about 12 seconds left.

Brown missed the free throw and wake got the rebound and called a timeout. The deacons got two decent shots after inbounding the ball, but couldn’t get either to go and Eddie pulled down the rebound off the second miss, securing the victory.

While he didn’t play a lot of minutes, Christian Beyer, a walk-on, had a critical series in the second half that helped spur Tech’s rally. After a wake miss, Beyer fought hard for a rebound, got it and fed Green in transition who made the basket and got fouled. Beyer’s play has been impressive and his confidence is growing. Like this kid.

Hokies have now won two straight and are 2-2 in ACC play. That’s all for now. Time for some Mike’s Grill!

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Preview | wake (2-2, 9-7) @ VT (1-2, 10-6) | Saturday at 2 PM


Spread: VT by 4.
My first post was a preview, so it is only fitting my 1,001st is, too…

The worst coach in the ACC, Jeff Bzdelik* — 7-29 in ACC games and 30-49 overall in three seasons — will make his final trip to Blacksburg on Saturday (at least as the head man of the deacs). The Hokies will look to get to .500 in the league against a team they’ve owned since joining the ACC. Tech has won eight of 10 against wake, but lost last year in Winston-Salem in their only meeting, an embarrassing start to a rough 2011-12 ACC campaign. But this time the game is in Blacksburg where the Hokies have won four in a row over the deacons (every game since Chris Paul left for the NBA).

Erick Green still leads the nation in scoring, 0.8 ppg ahead of Doug McDermott of creighton-barrel (Momo Jones has dropped to 5th). As for the rest of the Hokies, let’s just hope they are all available Saturday and the flu bug doesn’t bite us anymore.

wake is led by senior guard C.J. Harris and junior forward Travis McKie (a former high school rival of Cadarian Raines). They are the ONLY vets on this team that see significant minutes. Six of their nine guys that play regularly are freshmen, and Chase Fischer (a deadly 47% 3-point shooter), is a sophomore. They are young. Can you blame the other guys for leaving? And the freshmen are probably counting on having a new head coach next year.

Codi Miller-McIntrye was a teammate of Montrezl Harrell at Hargrave last year and is a decent shooter, but not much of a defender. He’ll look to score off the dribble but has a poor assist-to-turnover ratio for a point guard (barely above 1). Devin Thomas is the best low post player of the freshmen, grabbing 7 rebounds per game. He already has an ACC body at 6’9″ and 240 lbs.

But their best players are Harris and McKie. McKie has shown he can spot up and score off the dribble, even with a pull-up jumper from about 18-feet in. But that’s not really a good thing — check out how much time he spends behind the 3-point line, almost like a Jarell Eddie-type player. That’s a waste with all his low post skills (but bad coaching is bad coaching). He’s attempted 41 three-pointers and made just 30%. He does average over 6 FTs per game so he gets to the line a lot.

Harris, meanwhile, is cold-blooded from deep. He’s made 28/60 (47%) and must be watched. You can’t leave him or Fischer to help on defense. With Tech not doubling in the post recently, this should help resolve this potential issue (though gt still made 8 three-pointers, well above their average). Harris isn’t just a long range bomber, though, he’ll attack the tin and get to the line a good bit. Both he and McKie are good from the stripe.

But, this team is not good. And they are young. And they push the ball, which leads to turnovers. Focus on limiting Harris and McKie and dare the baby deacs to beat you. clemson just held them to 44 points this week on 25% shooting. Their two wins are against uva and bc, two teams in the lower half of the league, and they also lost at duke by 18. This is a game you need to win at home (flu or no flu). Tech couldn’t beat lowly bc at home, so they need to hold serve here unless they want another last place finish in the league.

*Bzdelik was 36-58 (10-38 in the Big 12) at colorado before wake. How did he get this job? Easy, he’s friends with the AD. This hire has to rank right up there with Terry Holland hiring ricky “program bomb” stokes at ecu after how he fared at VT.

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Recap | wake (1-0, 9-6) 58, VT (0-1, 11-4) 55


Box Score

Another slow start to a game and another ACC opening loss. The Hokies trailed early and for most of the game as they fell to 1-7 in ACC openers, 55-58, to wake forest in Winston Salem.

Tech fell behind early and trailed by as many as 13 in the first half, despite committing just one turnover. But it was the rebounding and poor shooting that killed the Hokies. The deacons out-rebounded Tech 42-31 for the game.

Both teams shot about the same from the field – VT was 23/58 for 39.7%; wake was 20/52 for 38.7% – but wake shot and made more threes and free throws. wake as 8/18 from three and 10/13 from the charity stripe. Meanwhile, the Hokies were just 6/22 from behind the arc and only 3/6 from the free throw line.

Erick Green led the way for Tech in the loss, scoring a game-high 19 points. Jarrell Eddie was the only other Tech player in double-digit scoring with 12. Dorenzo Hudson and Victor Davila each had 8 points; Robert Brown dropped in 6 and Marquis Rankin added 2. That was it. Only six VT players scored. CJ Barksdale, Cadarian Raines and Dorian Finney-Smith all got goose eggs.

The Hokies fell behind early, but fought back to cut the first-half deficit to three, before wake pulled ahead to take a 32-24 lead at the half.

Tech twice tied the game in the second half and even took a brief lead, 53-52, with 1:20 left in the game, but wake’s C.J. Harris drilled a three to retake the lead :15 later. Green answered quickly a jumper at the other end to tie the game at 55, but again, Harris was clutch for the demon deacons, drilling a critical three-pointer with just 18 seconds to play.

The Hokies called a timeout and inbounded the ball a mid-court and nearly had it stolen. wake put the pressure on Tech and the Hokies couldn’t get a good shot off to tie the game. The deacons got the last rebound, the Hokies fouled, wake missed the free throw and time ran out.

On the one hand, it’s hard to be disappointed with a loss like this because Tech relies heavily on young players who were playing their first road game in the ACC. And this game was pretty intense for a first conference game. Both teams were taking this game seriously and Tech played close and didn’t let it get out of hand.

But on the other hand, as Niemo pointed out in his video lowlights, wake was terrible last season at just 1-15 in conference play, so you kinda cringe at a loss like this. This is a bad loss in the eyes of the NCAA selection committee and if Tech can’t play with teams like wake, it doesn’t look good against the top half of the ACC.

SCORES AT EACH MEDIA TIMEOUT:

1st Half:

  • Under-16: wake 10-5
  • Under-12: wake 20-8
  • Under-8: wake 26-15
  • Under-4: wake 26-20

HALF: wake 32-24

2nd Half:

  • Under-16: wake 36-33
  • Under-12: wake 40-38
  • Under-8: wake 45-40
  • Under-4: wake 50-46

FINAL: wake 58, VT 55

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Preview | Hokies 3G.1 (0-0, 11-3) @ wake forest (0-0, 9-5) | Sat., Noon | ACC Network


Of Note: Dorenzo Hudson became the 42nd Hokie to reach the 1,000 point mark for a career in the oklahoma state game, Part III.

Welcome back, VT football fans.  I wish we were reuniting under better circumstances, but let’s just pretend like Tuesday didn’t happen and move on.  The bball team is doing well!  Hey, we might make the NCAAs this year!  Ugh, forget I said that.  Seriously, though, if you haven’t been following us so far, we have a lot of changes.  This should catch you up…

On Saturday the Hokies open ACC play with a trip down to Winston-Salem to face the demon deacons of wake forest.  wake finished last year 1-15 in the ACC and were probably the worst team in ACC history.  Tech beat them by a combined 43 points last year.  Their #2, 3, and 5 scorers either graduated or left school — J.T. Terrell and Ari Stewart both left wake for the usc trojans (Terrell had a DWI) and Gary Clark, a deadly 3-point shooter but horrible defender, graduated.  The deacons just lost to wofford earlier this week.  So this should be a cake walk, right?  Well, maybe not.  I do think the Hokies will win, but I’m only 67% confident of that (i.e. if they played at wake 3 times, VT would win 2).  I’ll get to why I feel that way in a few moments in “THE opponent” section.

Looking at the bigger picture, the Hokies can, and need to, get off to a fast start in the ACC.  VT has 2 very winnable ACC road games sandwiched around a trip by a struggling fsu team to the Cassell next week.  But after that, the Hokies play unc, @uva, byu, @maryland, and duke before the schedule gets easier.  We’d obviously like to be 3-0 in ACC play heading into that tough stretch, with 2-1 a must at the very least.  And that all starts Saturday.

THE SERIES:

Virginia Tech has owned wake forest since joining the ACC.  Check out these numbers:

This will be the ONLY meeting of the regular season between the two schools.

NOTE: This marks the 3rd time Tech has opened ACC play with wake, choking a hearbreaker back in 2007-08 77-75 at wake (Dorenzo Hudson’s debut), and winning 63-60 at home in 2006-07.

STARTERS:

VIRGINIA TECH
Pos # Player Height Year PPG
PG 11 Green 6-3 Jr 15.8
SG 5 Hudson 6-5 Sr 11.8
SF 31 Eddie 6-7 So 9.6
F 15 Finney-Smith 6-8 Fr 7.6
C 14 Davila 6-8 Sr 7.0
Bench 1 Brown 6-5 Fr 8.6
wake forest
Pos # Player Height Year PPG
PG 1 Chennault 6-2 So 11.4
SG 11 Harris 6-3 Jr 18.7
SF 25 Mescheriakov 6-8 Sr 7.2
F 30 McKie 6-7 So 17.9
C 33 Desrosiers 7-0 So 5.6
Bench 10 Fischer 6-3 Fr 6.6

STATS:

VT wake
Record 11-3 9-5
ACC 0-0 0-0
RPI 38 110
vs RPI Top 100 2-3 (sbu, nsu) 1-2 (yale)
ACC RANKS
PPG 71.2 (5) 70.5 (6)
PPG vs 59.4 (3) 69.8 (11)
FT% 75% (1) 71% (5)
FG% 45% (5) 45% (6)
3-Pt% 38% (4) 36% (7)
Made 3s PG 6.4 (4) 5.7 (5)
FG% D 39% (5) 43% (12)
3-Pt% D 24% (1) 33% (8)
Blocks 13.7 (4) 12.3 (7)
Steals 6.4 (5) 6.2 (9)
TO Margin -0.6 (4) +1.6 (3)
Off Reb % 38% (5) 25% (11)
Def Reb % 67% (7) 66% (11)
Scoring: Green 15.5 (6) Harris 18.7 (2)
Rebounding: DFS 8.2 (7) McKie 5.9 (15)
FG% Green 49% (7) Harris 54% (3)
Assists: Green 3.2 (8) Chennault 2.8 (-)
Steals: Green 1.5 (8) Chennault 1.3 (-)
Blocks: DFS/CR 1.0 (-) Desrosiers 2.6 (3)

THE opponent – wake forest:

As I said earlier, don’t just chalk this up as a Hokies win like we could last year, even with wake coming off a 1-15 season and having lost to wofford.  Why?  Simple – C.J. Harris.  Harris is averaging 18.7 ppg, 2nd best in the ACC behind maryland’s Stoglin.  He’s shooting an amazing 54% from the field and 53% from behind the 3-point line (24/45)!  And this is as a guard!  To shoot over 50% is amazing for a perimeter player.    If the season ended today, I’d pick him over Erick Green for 1st Team All-ACC (I’d also have Stoglin at the guard spot, with Barnes (unc), Henson (unc), and Scott (uva)).

Big deal, you say, they just lost to wofford… well, will you let me finish?  Yeesh.  I know you are upset about Tuesday, as am I, but can you let me get to my point?   Thank you…

Harris didn’t play against wofford.  He sat with a strained groin, but is expected back for the VT game.  That means he has 5 days to heal.  Personally, I’ve never pulled a groin (I leave that for the ladies), so I cannot say how close to 100% he might be.  wake must have Harris near 100% to have any chance.  Harris can shoot from deep as I said, but is also excellent at attacking the rim and scoring or drawing fouls (91 FTs, hitting 78%).

wake isn’t a one man band, though.  Travis McKie, a sophomore from Richmond and an old high school rival of Cadarian Raines (Petersburg), is averaging 17.9 ppg, 3rd best in the ACC.  McKie is a tad undersized as a big man at 6’7″ and 210 lbs, but he can shoot from the perimeter, too.  He’s hit 16/41 3s (39%), so you have to respect him out there.  Doe Doe should match up with him well with Doe Doe’s reach and athleticism, but McKie is a good low post player and could muscle Doe Doe.  Raines could do a good job on McKie and/or VT could put Doe Doe on the 6’8″ Mescheriakov (or Davila could guard Mescheriakov if the 7-foot Desrosiers isn’t in).

Tony Chennault will also handle the ball a lot in addition to Harris, and the 6’2″ sophomore averages 11.4 ppg.  Tony is an awful 3-point shooter (5/22) but does get to the rim a lot and can dish or get to the FT line.

Both Harris and Chennault will look to drive and either shoot, or dish to McKie or the other post players.

Chase Fischer, a freshman guard, is wake’s best bench player.  He is exclusively a 3-point shooter.  75% of his shots are 3-pointers, so Tech must keep an eye on him outside when he’s in.

All that being said, the biggest advantage the Hokies have is on the bench.  Tech has Seth Greenberg, while wake forest has the new sheriff in town in terms of Worst ACC Coach.  With Sidney Lowe gone from nc state and Paul Hewitt history at georgia tech, Jeff Bzdelik is the new low in terms of suits.  Jeff went 36-58 at colorado (10-38 in the Big 12) in 3 years before getting fired, yet somehow leveraged that into the wake job.  It is eerily similar to the ricky “Program Bomb” stokes hiring at wake — Bzdelik has a close relationship with the wake A.D.  The deacons went 8-24 last year including 1-15 in conference.  They’ve already managed to win 9 games this year, and I think they’ll improve on that 1-15 record in the league, but Jeff is still the pits.  He looks brain-dead on the sideline with no emotion.  We’ll see if Steve Donahue can give Bzdelik a run for his money at worst coach, but with bc having gone 9-7 last year and tying for 4th, bc has a long ways to fall.

HO-KEYS TO WINNING:

  • Pound the glass: wake is an AWFUL rebounding team.  They are 11th in the league in defensive and offensive rebounding percentages.  In other words, they give up a lot of 2nd chances and don’t get many themselves.  Look for VT to dominate the boards like they did against oklahoma state.
  • Defense: When Fischer is in, overplay him on the perimeter.  Play off Chennault on the perimeter – take away his dribble drive and dare him to shoot 3s.  Harris will require help – you need to be on him outside, but when he beats his man off the dribble, the D must rotate without giving up easy looks inside (Rankin may get time on Harris).
  • Get easy buckets: wake is not a good defensive team.  They are slow in the post.  Get out and run and get transition buckets.  Tech is 8-0 this year when they shoot for a higher FG% than their opponent (3-3 when they shoot a lower FG%).
  • Hot from deep: The Hokies are 10-1 when they shoot for a higher 3-Pt% than their opponent (if you remember this stat from last year, this stat determined the winner of Tech’s final 17 games I believe).  VT is 1-2 when shooting a lower 3-Pt % than their opponent, so obviously that stat is again a big determining factor this year.  The key is stopping Harris from deep, and then Fischer off the bench.  Given the fact VT has been, or near, #1 in this stat in the nation most of the year, you have to like our odds here.
  • Protect the ball: Both teams average 13 turnovers per game.  I thought Tech had cured their issues here, but then they had 16 TOs vs okie state.  The Hokies have had more turnovers than their opponent in all of their losses.  With how bad wake is on the glass, if VT can limit turnovers, the deacons have no shot.
  • Urgency: Hey, this is a big game.  VT has lost their last 4 ACC openers, and are 1-6 all time in ACC openers.  It is hard to come back from a 0-1 hole and have a big year in the ACC.  If Tech wants a top 4 spot in the league, they need to get some wins before the stretch of unc, uva, maryland, and duke.  And let’s get Zo (0-4) his first ACC opener win.

BORING FACTS ABOUT wake forest (“For humanity”):

Location Winston-Salem, NC
Type Private
Enrollment 4.4k undergrad, 2.4k grad (smallest in a BCS conference)
Established 1834
NCAA Tournament Appearances 22 (1962 Final Four)
ACC Titles 5 (Last in ’97)
Famous Students/Alums Tim Duncan, Randolph Childress, CP3 (Chris Paul), Jesse Helms, Billy Packer, Arnold Palmer, Brian Piccolo
Location Part II wake forest was originally in, you guessed it, Wake Forest, NC.  They actually moved from the town they were named after

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Smokin’ Hot Eddie Leads VT to Win | Hokies (8-5, 18-8) 76, wake (1-12, 8-20) 62


Box Score

Fresh off a one-game suspension for a marijuana charge, freshman Jarell Eddie was smokin’ hot as he helped lead the Hokies to a 76-62 win over wake forest on the road. Eddie scored a career-high 17 points and didn’t miss a single shot, going 6/6 from the field, including 3/3 from behind the arc.

Before tonight’s game, Eddie was just 4/28 from three-point range this season.

Eddie saw his minutes increase Tuesday night’s game when Victor Davila picked up his fourth foul less than five minutes into the second half. Eddie played virtually the entire second half and made the most of it. He also pulled down nine rebounds.

Seniors Jeff Allen and Malcolm Delaney both equalled Eddie’s 17 points and sophomore Erick Green reached double figures again with 12 points.

As Niemo said in his preview, this game was a must-win for the Hokies, especially after their embarrassing sweep to lowly uva on Saturday. Tuesday’s win over wake makes Saturday’s ESPN College Game Day showdown with No. 1 duke even more meaningful.

Allen’s streak of seven straight games with a double-double came to an end. The Big Donut had 17 points and eight rebounds.

The Hokies stumbled and tripped their way to an 11-4 lead in the opening minutes behind four points from Terrell Bell, plus a big block and a steal. But wake went on a 6-0 run to pull within one, 11-10.

Tech responded with a 10-0 run late in the first half to take a 30-20 lead. Eddie and Delaney hit back-to-back threes to help the Hokies to a 38-25 halftime lead.

The second half was about as boring as it could be, but there were some pretty passes and a couple of sweet dunks, but outside of that, it was like watching grass grow. So, if you missed the game, don’t sweat it, you didn’t miss much.

Despite 11 first-half turnovers (Tech averages 12.7 a game) and 18 for the game, Tech dominated the demon deacons and the final score wasn’t indicative of how lopsided this game was. The Hokies out-rebounded the deacs 35-23.

When Niemo says that wake is bad, he’s not kidding. This is possible the worst ACC team we’ve seen in years, but they’re young, so don’t expect them to be this bad next year.

Niemo’s on assignment in Europe, and by assignment, we mean a modern day Yankee invasion. That being said, he may or may not weigh in, the blimey wanker.

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Preview | VT (7-5, 17-8) @ wake (1-11, 8-19) | Tuesday at 7 PM | ESPN2


Update: It is being reported that Jarell Eddie will play tonight.  No official word from Coach Greenberg, though.  

Spread: VT by 14.

VTBB vs. wake forest The Hokies travel to Winston-Salem and try to pick up a road win against the lowly deacs. This, plain and simple is a MUST WIN game. Must win to stay in the race for an ACC Tournament bye. Must win to keep NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Must win to keep Saturday meaningful as Gameday comes to the ‘Burg for the first time for hoops… oh, and duke will be there, too.

As if the Hokies’ roster wasn’t depleted enough with four guys out for the season with injuries and one player transferring, things seemingly couldn’t get worse. Well, perhaps the Hokies were getting bored and needed a new challenge.  Tech got that challenge when freshman Jarell Eddie was charged with possession of marijuana.  He may be available Tuesday, though, as the Hokies face  his home state demon deacons.  Eddie’s story is still being figured out.  There has been no official word from VT on the matter.

The good news is Tech is playing a team they might be able to beat with four healthy, foul free players.  wake is one of the worst teams in ACC history.  Their scoring margin in ACC games is -18.8!  Ouch.  Nine of their 11 ACC losses have been by 18 or more (one was by one to miami and the other was by 14 to unc… they beat uva by five at home… ugh!). Check out the STATS section below to see how poorly they rank in the major categories in ACC games.  And that doesn’t even show they are dead last in the league in Rebounding Margin or Turnover Margin.

These guys have lost to stetson, vcu, winthrop, unc-wilmington, presbyterian, richmond, and 8 ACC teams (they beat uva and haven’t played clemson or bc). Double ouch.

So, it is time to wash that stink off from Saturday and lay the lumber to the poor demon deacons.  I believe we’ll see a very focused team after the uva game, even with the Eddie drama.  The Hokies want to send a message to ESPN and the devils that Saturday is going to be about one thing: pain.

SERIES:

  • Overall: VT 27-26
  • In ACC Games: VT 7-2
  • In ACC games at wake: 2-2

The Hokies have owned the deacons since joining like I own the entire Magnum PI DVD series (don’t hate!). Tech is 3-0 in football against wake forest, and 7-2 in basketball. VT has won 7 of the last 8 in the series, including a 94-65 drubbing at the Cassell in mid-January:

 

HO-KEYS TO WINNING:

  • Focus: The Jarell Eddie news, and the Tyrone Garland issues, could easily distract most teams.  But this team has overcome so much already, and they have three seniors that know this is their last shot at the Big Dance.  They have to understand each game is a HUGE deal, no matter the opponent, and play like it.
  • In the Zone: I’d expect to see VT in zone the whole game.  It worked very well in Blacksburg. wake is a good 3-point shooting team at 38%, but they also turn the ball over a lot.  The 2-3 zone, and maybe even the half court 1-3-1 trap, can create turnovers for VT and transition buckets.
  • New Game: Tech destroyed wake by 29 in the first meeting.  But wake is playing a bit better of late.  They led fsu at the half (without Chris Singleton), before losing like 18. Still, these guys did beat uva.
  • Beyond the Three Amigos: Tech must get production from Bell and Davila.  They had just 1 shot and 1 point in the first half at uva and 6 turnovers combined.  They finished with just 9 points.  The Hokies need to get their confidence back up to where it was heading into uva before the duke game.
  • Key on McKie: Travis McKie, who played against Cadarian Raines a few times while at Marshall HS in Richmond, is built a lot like Jeff Allen. McKie is just 6’7″, small for a power forward. But he plays bigger than he is like Allen. Hopefully Davila can shut him down, and he should be able to score on McKie since he doesn’t have the long wings to block Jeff’s shots. But that’s if 7″ Ty Walker is lurking on the back end – he averages 2.8 blocks per game.  Although McKie had 15 points in the first meeting and it didn’t matter.
  • Low is for Clark: As in a low number of 3-pointers.  Gary Clark shoots an amazing 58% from 3-point range on the year!  While he hit 3/4 against the Hokies earlier this year, at least it was just 3.  STAY ON HIM at all costs.
  • wake’s Weaknesses: wake has a LOT of them.  They cannot protect the ball (-4.5 turnover margin – by far the worst in the league), cannot rebound (12th and 11th in defensive and offensive rebounding respectively), and cannot shoot (dead last in FG%).

STARTERS:

wake forest is young! Their top two scorers are freshman (Virginia native Travis McKie — 12.6, and J.T. Terrell — 11.8). C.J. Harris, a sophomore, scores 10.7 per game. Clark, their fourth leading scorer, is a senior. But the fact he’s scoring 10.6 ppg this year shows how bad they are – he hadn’t averaged more than 3.2 ppg in his first three seasons. And wake’s fifth leading scorer, Ari Stewart, is another sophomore. That’s four underclassmen, and a 3-point only senior, that are giving you all of your scoring. They have been forced to go young this year due to attrition and they are taking their lumps for it. This is a hard league to grow up in, even this year. The fact their scoring margin is -18.8 in maybe the worst ACC year in a long time says a lot about wake.

Position Virginia Tech wake forest
Guard 11 Green – 6-4 11 Harris – 6-3
Guard 23 Delaney – 6-3 2 Clark – 6-4
Wing/Guard 1 Bell – 6-7 0 Terrell – 6-3
Forward 0 Allen – 6-7 30 McKie – 6-7
Forward/Center 14 Davila – 6-8 33 Desrosiers – 7-0

STATS:

(ACC Games Only) Virginia Tech wake forest
PPG 71.9 (4) 62.7 (11)
Pts Against 65.8 (6) 81.5 (12)
FG % 45% (2) 39% (12)
3-Pt % 36% (3) 34% (8)
FT % 76% (1) 74% (3)
Leading … (Includes all games)  
Scorer Delaney – 19.2 McKie – 12.6
Rebounder Allen – 10.4 McKie – 7.5
Assists Delaney – 4.3 Harris – 3.8
Steals Green – 1.8 McKie/Harris – 0.9
Blocks Davila – 1.2 Walker – 2.8

BORING FACTS ABOUT wake

  • ACC Basketball Championships: 4 (‘61, ‘62, ‘95, ‘96 – in other words, only back-to-backs)
  • Final Four Appearances: 1 (‘62)
  • wake is the only NC school to win an outright ACC football championship (in 2007) since 1980. Only one school has tied for an ACC title in that stretch: duke. How sad is that, unc and nc state?
  • Founded in 1834 in Wake Forest, NC, just outside Raleigh. Moved to Winston-Salem in 1956… that’s right, they aren’t even in the town they are named for!
  • Undergrad Enrollment: 4,400
  • Type: Private (and uppity)
  • Ties: Baptist
  • Students: The screamin’ deacons wear tie-dyed shirts to games even though it looks dumb and has the entire seven years they’ve been doing it.
  • Biggest Jerk Alum: Billy Packer
  • Nicest Alums: Arnold Palmer and Tim Duncan
  • Other Famous Students: Chris Paul, Randolph Childress (his performance in the 95 ACC Tourney was nothing short of incredible), Dr. Jerry Punch (sideline reporter… got his doctorate at wake… why does a sideline reporter need that?… played QB for Lou Holtz at nc state… OK, enough about this dude), Brian Piccolo (of Brian’s Song… great movie – see the James Caan version), Rodney Rogers (who recently became paralyzed due to an ATV accident), Lanny Watkins, and Lee Norris (been in a bunch of TV shows I will never watch like 1 Tree Hill and Boy Meets World)

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Game Highlights from VT vs wake forest


Highlights from the woodshed beating of wake on January 15th, 2011 at the Cassell.  You can see Prince Parker’s debut, and first points, at the end, as well as Paul Debnam’s assist and 4 points.

VT 94, wake 65 (Recap)

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wake Woodshed! | Recap | VT (2-2, 11-5) 94, wake (0-3, 7-11) 65


Boxscore

Victor Davila dunks against wake forest VT is 2-2 in ACC play. Their record last year? 2-2. Here we go…

The Hokies won a game they absolutely had to win, and in convincing fashion. Virginia Tech, after a 7-0 wake run to start the game from the demon deacons, absolutely dominated the game. I thought VT -19.5 was a high spread. Well, VT covered by then and then some. The Hokies cruised to a 94-65 win.  This was Tech’s biggest margin of victory ever in an ACC game (the previous high was a 27-point win over uva in 2007).

For once VT had balance, even in the first half. The Hokies had six guys finish in double-digits, and none of them were Malcolm Delaney. Tech got a huge effort from their bench.  Manny Atkins led the Hokies with a career high 16 (he was deadly from the right corner behind the arc), and freshman Jarell Eddie had 8 in the first half and finished with a career high 12 points.  Eddie and Atkins have put together two very good games back-to-back, which is crucial given VT’s lack of depth.  Erick Green and Jeff Allen had 10, Victor Davila had 14 (mostly off dunks — see picture), and Terrell Bell had 12.

Somewhat surprisingly, it was wake that opened up in a 2-3 zone while VT played man-to-man.  Tech had played nothing but zone against fsu and unc, but those teams had more bulk inside.  I assume Seth opened in man because of wake’s ability to penetrate.  The Hokies did play a lot of zone though, also.

Seriously, when I saw the spread was -19.5, I thought wake would cover. When they jumped out to a 7-0 lead, I thought we might lose. But that 17-2 run to put the Hokies up 17-9.  Later in the first half with the score 24-16 in favor of Tech, the Hokies went on an 11-0 run to burst ahead 35-16 and the game was all but over. I thought back at that point to when Tech was up 18 in the first half I thought back to Thursday when the Hokies were up 31-15 over unc, yet you knew this was different.  This is a terrible wake team that wasn’t going to put up a fight and were ready to head back to Winston-Salem for some Four Lokos.  VT was up 44-24 at the half thanks in large part to 7/14 shooting on 3-pointers.  After hitting just one three-pointer against florida state, Tech has answered with 19/40 from long range in their last two games.

wake has an awful defense. VT shot 59 percent for the game, over 50 percent in both halves. Tech also finished 18/21 from the line (86 percent). This is a good VT team. They took a wake team behind the woodshed that deserved it.

wake, which is turnover prone, lost the points off turnover battle 26-11. They also lost points in the paint 44-20 to a VT team that has no inside depth. Like I said, wake might be the worst ACC team ever.

Great stat line from Delaney: Nine points and nine assists. One turnover. That’s a great game.  He’s showing he can contribute without having to score 30 points.  The nine assists moved Delaney to third on Tech’s all-time assists list with 476, just ahead of Al Young – VT All-Time Leaders List

VT had 22 fast break points to four for wake.  The Hokies did an excellent job of pushing the ball and actually converted fast break opportunities for once!

It was Ace Custis Night, but Ace was unable to attend. Instead, we got a pre-taped video message from him in Japan (he plays for the Panasonic Trions). So, no arm curl opportunity. In case you missed our interview with Tech’s 10th highest scorer, 3rd highest rebounder, and 7th greatest thief (steals) back in April, here are the links:

Niemo’s Notes:

  • As I thought, VT answered the tough loss Thursday with some anger in their blood and took it out on wake.
  • VT is 6-1 all time in “short turnaround games” — once per year each ACC team plays a game less than 48 hours after their last ACC game.
  • Eddie had this second good game in a row – 3/4 from the field.  5 rebounds.  12 points.
  • Atkins is money from 3-point range (see below).
  • Tech is 10-1 this year when Delaney scores 20 points or less.  They are 1-4 when he scores 21+.
  • The Hokies are 7-2 against wake since joining the ACC and now lead the all-time series 27-26.
  • VT loves playing teams from the North Carolina Triad this year — having scored 94 against wake and 92 versus unc-greensboro, their second and third highest scoring outputs of the season respectively.
  • wake is now 0-3 in the ACC with their losses by a combined 69 points (-23 per).  If they aren’t the worst ACC team ever, they are in the neighborhood.

Cope-a-cabana’s Notes:

  • Former Tech walk-on football player Prince Parker scored his first points as a Hokie with a layup in garbage time
  • Atkins is 5/7 from three-point range in his last two games
  • Paul Debnam scored four points, much to the crowd’s delight

Next up for the Hokies are the maryland terrapins on Thursday at College Park.  maryland nearly knocked off #7 villanova on Saturday.  The terps led by 12 with less than 10 minutes to go in the second half, but a 19-0 run by the ‘cats launched them firmly into control and gave them a villanova win.

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Preview | wake forest (0-2, 7-10) at VT (1-2, 10-5) | Saturday at 8 PM | ACC Network


Spread: VT by 19.5 (wow)

It’s Ace Custis Night! In case you missed our interview with Tech’s 10th highest scorer, third highest rebounder, and 7th greatest thief (steals) back in April, here’s a link:

As for the game, this is a contest the Hokies have to win. wake is terrible (in the 250s of the RPI surrounded by northwestern state, illinois-chicago, and utah valley), it’s at home, and a loss would severely dent the Hokies’ NCAA Tournament bandwagon, which is already leaking oil, gas, and some strange odor we can’t identify. A win means nothing to VT’s tourney hopes. It just means Tech notches a much needed ACC win.

Let’s not throw the 2010-11 media guide in the trash just yet, either. Remember, the Hokies started 1-2 in ACC last year with a loss at unc and florida state. All Tech did after that is win 7 of their next 8 ACC games. As last night showed, this team, even depleted, can play with anyone in the ACC. They also can lose to the bottom feeders of the ACC, and wake forest is clearly the ‘catfish’ of the ACC.

Tech will respond one of two ways on Saturday night: come out pissed off for the win they let slip away Thursday and dominate the deacons like I dominate women at arm wrestling, or, as Cope said, they let carolina beat them twice and don’t show up tomorrow night. Knowing Greenberg and how his teams tend to react, I expect a beat down, even if it takes a while.

As I said, the deacons are bad. Real bad. They are ‘maybe the worst team in the history of the ACC’ bad. Last year, their coach was Dino Gaudio. But their AD said, “Gaudio, you gotta go.” And he was fired. The result? This year their fans are saying, “God, ee-ooh do we suck!”

wake lost their first two ACC games by a combined 40 points. And that was to nc state and maryland, not duke and unc. The deacons have also lost to stetson, vcu, winthrop, unc-wilmington, and presbyterian among others. They only beat unc-greensboro by a bucket. Yeah, they are that bad.

Allow me to go Antonio Cromartie for a moment – [bleep] wake forest and [bleep] everyone that went there! Thank you, carry on.

HO-KEYS:

  • Will El Ocho Become Siete? Hopefully Green (cramps) and Atkins (knee) are OK to play or this might turn into Hoosiers where Coach Dale plays with 4 on the court. The good news is because Allen sat most of the first half, his groin should be OK despite the short turnaround between games.
  • 48 Hours: Each year each ACC team plays a game with a short turnaround time (around 48 hours). This year for some reason VT has to do it twice (gt/maryland later in the year though the gt game is an early afternoon game). Tech has been amazing in the back end of these short turnaround games since joining the league – they are 5-1 in the second game. That should go to 6-1 Saturday.
  • Less Delaney: Here’s an odd stat – the Hokies are 9-1 when Malcolm scored 20 or fewer points, and 1-4 when he scores 21 or more. So here’s hoping he gets 20 or less.
  • Key on McKie: Travis McKie, who played against Cadarian Raines a few times while at Marshall HS in Richmond, is built a lot like Jeff Allen. McKie is just 6’7″, small for a power forward. But he plays bigger than he is like Allen. Hopefully Jeff can shut him down, and he should be able to score on McKie since he doesn’t have the long wings John Henson did that blocked many of Jeff’s shots. But that’s if 7′ Ty Walker is lurking on the back end – he averages 3.2 blocks per game.
  • wake’s Weaknesses: wake is #1 in the ACC in FT% and #3 in 3-point %. How do they lose so much? They get dominated on the glass (dead last last in Offensive and Defensive Rebounding %s) and are dead last in Turnover Margin. Tech did a great job of creating turnovers early against unc with the zone because the Hokies were intense on defense. wake has only had a few days to prepare for the 2-3 zone so I expect they’ll have similar issues. I’d also use the 1-3-1 trap both in the half court and full court at times to put pressure on the wake guards (assuming VT has 8 bodies… otherwise, they can’t press). The result should be some easy buckets.

SERIES:

  • Overall: Tied at 26
  • At Tech: VT 19-9
  • ACC: VT 6-2

The Hokies have owned the deacons since joining like I own the entire Magnum PI DVD series (don’t hate!). Tech is 3-0 in football against wake forest, and 6-2 in basketball. VT has won 6 of the last 7, and in that one loss our current senior class blew a late 10-point lead and lost 77-75 at wake. The Hokies have won 3 straight in the Cassell versus wake, including an 87-83 win last year (RECAP) where Tech overcame a big first half (and early second half) lead. See the first part of the video below for highlights from this game, including an awesome block by Raines and dunk by Hudson (miss you guys)…


Watch VT Plays of the Week | 02.21.10 in Sports | View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

STARTERS:

wake forest is young! Their top two scorers are freshman (J.T. Terrell off the bench and Virginia native Travis McKie). Clark, their third leading scorer, is a senior. But the fact he’s scoring 11.5 ppg this year shows how bad they are – he hadn’t averaged more than 3.2 ppg in his first three seasons. wake’s fourth and fifth leading scorers, Ari Stewart and C.J. Harris, are both sophomores. They have been forced to go young this year due to attrition and they are taking their lumps for it. This is a hard league to grow up in.

Position Virginia Tech wake forest
Guard 11 Green – 6-4 11 Harris – 6-3
Guard 23 Delaney – 6-3 2 Clark – 6-4
Wing/Forward 1 Bell – 6-7 20 Stewart – 6-7
Forward 0 Allen – 6-7 30 McKie – 6-7
Forward/Center 14 Davila – 6-8 33 Desrosiers – 7-0

The Hokies face a 7-footer for the second game in a row, but comparing Carson Desrosiers to Tyler Zeller is like comparing a Hyundai to a Porsche… or for those of you that liked the McDonald’s theme… it’s like comparing a Filet-O-Fish to a Sausage Egg-n-Cheese McMuffin.

STATS:

Virginia Tech wake forest
PPG 70.2 71.9
Pts Against 59.7 74.8
FG % 47% 44%
3-Pt % 32% 39%
FT % 70% 77%
Leading …
Scorer Delaney – 19.3 Terrell – 13.3
Rebounder Allen – 9.6 McKie – 7.8
Assists Delaney – 4.1 Harris – 4.0
Steals Green – 2.1 Clark – 1.0
Blocks Bell/Davila – 1.3 Walker – 3.2

BORING FACTS ABOUT wake

  • ACC Basketball Championships: 4 (‘61, ‘62, ‘95, ‘96 – in other words, only back-to-backs)
  • Final Four Appearances: 1 (‘62)
  • wake is the only NC school to win an outright ACC football championship (in 2007) since 1980. Only one school has tied for an ACC title in that stretch: duke. How sad is that, unc and nc state?
  • Founded in 1834 in Wake Forest, NC, just outside Raleigh. Moved to Winston-Salem in 1956… that’s right, they aren’t even in the town they are named for!
  • Undergrad Enrollment: 4,400
  • Type: Private (and uppity)
  • Ties: Baptist
  • Students: The screamin’ deacons wear tie-dyed shirts to games even though it looks dumb and has the entire seven years they’ve been doing it.
  • Biggest Jerk Alum: Billy Packer
  • Nicest Alums: Arnold Palmer and Tim Duncan
  • Other Famous Students: Chris Paul, Randolph Childress (his performance in the 95 ACC Tourney was nothing short of incredible), Dr. Jerry Punch (sideline reporter… got his doctorate at wake… why does a sideline reporter need that?… played QB for Lou Holtz at nc state… OK, enough about this dude), Brian Piccolo (of Brian’s Song… great movie – see the James Caan version), Rodney Rogers (who recently became paralyzed due to an ATV accident), Lanny Watkins, and Lee Norris (been in a bunch of TV shows I will never watch like 1 Tree Hill and Boy Meets World)

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November

11/14 - Hokies 71, md. eastern shore 46
11/19 - Hokies 73, liberty 63
11/22 - appalachian state 65, Hokies 63
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Cancun Classic
11/25 - n. iowa 73, Hokies 54
11/26 - Hokies 78, miami ohio 63
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11/30 - morgan state | 3pm, ESPN3

December

12/03 - @ penn state | 7:15pm, ESPNU
12/07 - vs. radford | 3pm, ESPN3
12/14 - vs. alabama a&m | 3pm, ESPN3
12/20 - vs. the citadel | 1pm, ESPN3
12/22 - vs. vmi | 7pm, ESPN3
12/27 - vs. presbyterian | 7pm, ESPN3
12/30 - @ west virginia | 2pm, ESPNU

January

01/03 - vs. syracuse | Noon, RSN
01/06 - @ fsu | 7pm, RSN
01/13 - @ louisville | 7pm, RSN
01/18 - @ unc | 6:30pm, ESPNU
01/22 - vs. notre dame | 7pm, RSN
01/25 - vs. uva | 1pm, ACCN
01/27 - vs. pittsburgh | 7pm, ESPNU
01/31 - @ wake forest | 2pm, RSN

February

02/03 - @ syracuse | 9pm, ESPNU
02/07 - vs. fsu | 3pm, ACCN
02/09 - vs. georgia tech | 9pm, ESPNU
02/14 - @ clemson | Noon, RSN
02/18 - @ miami | 7pm, RSN
02/21 - @ nc state | 6pm, ESPN2
02/25 - vs. duke | 9pm, ESPN2
02/28 - @ uva | 4pm, ACCN

March

03/02 - vs. boston college | 9pm, ESPNU
03/07 - vs. miami | Noon, RSN
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03/11 - 2nd rd.
03/12 - quarterfinals
03/13 - semifinals
03/14 - championship

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