WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Danny Manning isn't into moral victories. His first Wake Forest team has given him a few of them anyway.
The Demon Deacons (9-9, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have played unexpectedly close in losses to then-No. 5 Louisville, then-No. 2 Duke and Syracuse.
That's given them perhaps the most encouraging 1-4 start to league play in ACC history.
But now with...
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7 days ago
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Devin Thomas had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Wake Forest held on to beat Georgia Tech 76-69 on Saturday.
Mitchell Wilbekin added 14 points and Darius Leonard had a season-high 13 to help the Demon Deacons (9-8, 1-3) snap a two-game losing streak and give new coach Danny Manning his first ACC victory.
They shot 49 percent, held a 41-29 rebounding advantage...
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18 days ago
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 19 points to help Wake Forest beat Bucknell 60-53 on Monday night.
Redshirt freshman Greg McClinton scored a season-high 10 points and had a couple of key second-half plays for the Demon Deacons (6-6), who let a big lead slip all the way to a single point but never surrendered the lead.
Nothing was easy for the Demon Deacons,...
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December 22, 2014
Bucknell at Wake Forest 12/22/2014 7:00:00 PM | TV: | LIVE STATSNCAAGameSim.com Simulation Stats
This game has been simulated 61 times.
WF (2015) has won 42 times (68.9% of the time), won by > 20 pts 10 times (16.4% of the time)
Bucknell (2015) has won 19 times (31.1% of the time), won by > 20 pts 2 times (3.3% of the time)
The average score is WF (2015): 66.9 - Bucknell...
For the first 20 minutes of Minnesota’s portion of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge it looked like the same under-achieving team that had somehow become the new normal was once again taking the floor. With faulty ballhandling and an inability to maintain momentum, the Gophers looked just as lost in the half-court offense as they had in both games out in New York City. But behind a raucous...
This Wake game just sucks. Really sucks. It's a total no win, big loss situation. Wake Forest is not a very good team and they just lost at home to a horrendous Delaware State club so they shouldn't be scary. That also means a win against them will mean nothing for their March hopes, and a loss will be a big black mark. They'll be on the road, where they're always shaky...
Anyone who followed the end of the Tubby Smith era and the mercifully short coaching search, no matter which candidate they were backing or their feelings about Tubby, could agree on one thing. At least we aren't Wake Forest.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 11 points and flirted with a triple-double as Wake Forest pulled away early in beating Mount St. Mary's 83-49 on Wednesday.
Cornelius Hudson had 10 points, and Miller-McIntyre added eight rebounds and seven assists for the Deacons (4-2), who also got 42 points from their bench players in winning their second straight.
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November 26, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Devin Thomas had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Wake Forest pulled away in the second half for a 71-49 victory over Tulane on Monday night.
Codi Miller-McIntyre added 12 points for the Demon Deacons (2-0), who quieted Tulane's home-opening crowd by outscoring the Green Wave by 17 during the second half.
Louis Dabney scored 17 points for Tulane, but was held to only...
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November 17, 2014
Wake Forest at Tulane 11/17/2014 8:00:00 PM | TV: | LIVE STATSThe 1-0 Demon Deacons take the road for the first time this season and face off against the Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans
After an up-and-down 80-69 victory over UNC-Asheville on Friday night, the Demon Deacons hit the road to play Tulane of the American Athletic Conference.
The Green Wave have yet to play...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Devin Thomas had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Wake Forest dominated inside to pull away late and beat UNC Asheville 80-69 Friday night to give new coach Danny Manning a victory in his debut.
Dinos Mitoglou added 17 points and eight rebounds to help offset 26 points from UNC Asheville's Andrew Rowsey.
Manning, the former Kansas star and No. 1 NBA pick, replaced...
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November 14, 2014
Wake Forest comes into the 2014-15 season with as much excitement as you'll find for any team that went 17-16 a season ago. Out is Jeff Bzdelik and in is Danny Manning and a new hope around the Wake Forest basketball program. Manning has a couple solid pieces to build around but has to find a way to improve a team that posted a defensive efficiency of 105 a season ago.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) As Wake Forest tries to climb back to relevance in college basketball, the Demon Deacons hope they won't need any miracles.
Just Danny Manning.
The star of Kansas' 1988 national championship team is preparing for his first year as Wake Forest's coach.
He isn't promising any quick fixes. But with a decent amount of talent on the roster, this doesn't look...
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October 27, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) When his Wake Forest players couldn't get a defensive drill quite right, new coach Danny Manning made them do it again - and again.
After about an hour, they finally figured it out.
The message was clear: Manning knows the Demon Deacons have to take care of all the little things if they're ever going to achieve big things.
He said Tuesday that ''there's...
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October 21, 2014
A rundown of tonight's Triad Pro Am summer league action featuring several Wake Forest players.
Tree was arguably the most impressive Deacon on the night. He had the stamina to play at an intense level for two consecutive games. By my count, he finished the first game with 32 points, 7 rebounds and five assists. What was most promising for Deacon fans tonight was...
It's been nearly four months, but Wake Forest basketball has finally returned. The Triad Pro Am Summer League begins tonight and we have the info on the rosters, schedule & location. Admission and parking are both free. Blogger So Dear will have coverage in the event that you are unable to attend the games.
All games will take place at the Gateway YWCA, which is located...
Class of 2014 Greek player Kostas Mitoglou has reportedly committed to Danny Manning to play basketball for Wake Forest.
Kostas Mitoglou, a 6'10" 18 year old international from Greece, has reportedly committed to play basketball at Wake Forest under Danny Manning according to EuropeanProspects.com. Mitoglou is a member of the class of 2014 and will have the traditional...
Rising junior Tyler Cavanaugh will transfer from the Wake Forest basketball team.
According to sources close to the basketball team forward Tyler Cavanaugh will transfer from Wake Forest. Cavanaugh played 21 minutes a game last year, scoring 8.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds. Despite his size (6'9"), Cavanaugh spent a solid amount of time on the perimeter and attempted 67...
Darius Leonard has committed to Danny Manning and Wake Forest, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Leonard chose Wake Forest over Virginia Tech, Miami, Drexel & Marquette. Darius has already received his undergraduate degree from Campbell, so he will be eligible to play immediately. He tweeted, "I feel Wake Forest University is the best place for me to continue my career...
Evan Daniels reported earlier this afternoon that Randolph Childress will be retained by Danny Manning as an assistant. The 2013-2014 season was Childress' first season on the bench for the Demon Deacons. In the prior season he served as the Director of Player Development. The Wake Forest legend will be joined on staff by fellow assistants Steve Woodberry and Brett Ballard...
Nobody knows why Jeff Bzdelik was ever hired by Wake Forest. He was terrible at Colorado, and horrendous in the NBA. From the moment he stepped foot in the state of North Carolina, fans, alums, and students have called for his ouster. Last year, they were taking out full page ads, requesting his dismissal. Well, […]Continue reading...
Yet another top ten team went down on Wednesday night when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the #4 Duke Blue Devils 82-72. The win allowed Wake Forest senior Travis McKie, and lone member of the 2010 recruiting class, to end his final night in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a win. The senior was sensational as he scored 19 points while grabbing 4 rebounds...
Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points, and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. 4 Duke 82-72 on Wednesday night.
Wake Forest has now lost seven straight games and is currently 14-13 (4-10 ACC) after starting the season 14-6 (4-3). In a column following a 105-72 dismantling at the hands of in-state rival North Carolina Tar Heels, you might think I would focus on things like the 33-point margin of victory, allowing 1.44 points/possession, getting outrebounded by 12, or Jeff Bzdelik's 2...
After a 14-6 start which was one of the best records Wake Forest has had in recent years, finding themselves “on the bubble” and entering the discussion as a team worthy of an NCAA tournament bid for the first time since 2010, it seems as though the Wake Forest basketball team has definitively reverted back to its old ways. The Demon Deacons have dropped six straight, and...