Deacon Dump 3/1: Put it behind you and start anew

I'm never one for the "don't dwell on things." I think it's necessary to address a situation before you can fully understand and make adjustments. That said, I think the guys have had enough time to look at the last two weeks and now is the time to start over. Everything up to this point is done and over with and it's a two game season leading up to the ACC Tournament. FSU Wednesday, Clemson Saturday. That's it. With L.D.'s comments to Dan Collins, that's the mentality I'm hoping the whole team shares. So let's start the week off fresh.

ACC Basketball Rankings, March 1-March 8: What Happened, Wake Forest? | Box Score-Sports
6) Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-8, 8-6) Last week - 5 The Deacs are sweating a little now. They are on a three-game losing streak and just lost 77-68 at home to the ACC's last place team North Carolina. What I especially didn't like about Wake's play was how uninspired they looked. The Heels just appeared to play harder and with more urgency. With a road game at Florida State on March 3 and then a tough Clemson team at home on Sunday. Wake Forest needs to pick up their play. They are safely in the NCAAs today, but lose both and it starts to get dicey.

Scout.com: Hamm Likes Several Schools
"Wake Forest is another school I have been to and I like the way they do things. They said they have interest in me and they like to get to know players well before they offer them. I like that. I like to have to prove what kind of person and player I am. I want someone to have to work for something. I am that type of person."

Wake Forest Drops Series Finale to Kent State, 13-8 | digtriad.com | Triad, NC | Sports News Article
Anthony Gallas and Travis Shaw each homered for Kent State to lead the Golden Flashes to a 13-8 win against Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

2009-10 ALL-DISTRICT BASKETBALL TEAMS | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Player of the year : Travis McKie, John Marshall.

Neumann-Goretti ready for a tough battle against Carroll | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/28/2010
With savvy point guard D.J. Irving expected to be out with a broken right hand, Archbishop Carroll is not seen as having a great chance at upending well-oiled Neumann-Goretti in tonight's Catholic League boys' basketball championship at the Palestra. Don't tell that to Neumann-Goretti coach Carl Arrigale.

Athletes love to stretch truth at Combine - Page 2 - ESPN
Athletes are measured shoeless, standing with their feet V-shaped, told to lean back and tilt their head forward. Wake Forest lists cornerback Brandon Ghee at 6-foot. This week, he measured in at 5-foot-11 1/4. "I stood up as straight as I could, breathed in as hard as I could and stretched for every inch," Ghee said.

Experience rallies UT against Wake Forest " GoVolsXtra
Experience brought the second-ranked Tennessee men's tennis team back from the brink of defeat Sunday. Late wins by senior Matt Brewer and juniors John-Patrick Smith and Matteo Fago propelled the Vols to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over No. 20 Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Tigers hold off Deacons 67-62
Lele Hardy had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Clemson past Wake Forest 67-62 in an ACC women's game on Senior Day yesterday. Clemson led 33-25 at halftime and by as many as 13 points in the second half before Wake Forest rallied down the stretch. Sandra Garcia led Wake Forest with 15 points and Brittany had eight rebounds.

Sunday state tourney highlights (Video)
In high school hoops on Sunday, #8 Andover took on #1 Central Catholic in the Division 1 North quarterfinals. The big man Carson Desrosiers, 6’10", helped lead the way for Central Catholic with defense. He’s heading to Wake Forest in the fall. The top-seeded Blazers breezed by Andover 78-56. They now move on to face the #4 seed Acton Boxborough on Tuesday.

Hardin: Past still haunts Wake future : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
"The crowd couldn't get in the game," he said. "They were trying. It was a great crowd. The students were terrific. We just let them down." He said it came down to fundamentals, and that's certainly part of it. Wake missed 52 shots, didn't do the simple things like screen and make good passes and play good defense. Those are things that shouldn't be happening this late in a season.

Lions shoot their way to the regionals - CharlotteObserver.com
West Charlotte guard J.T. Terrell scored a game-high 39 points, lifting the Lions to a 93-78 boys' basketball victory in Friday's N.C. 4A sectional championship. Terrell, a 6-foot-3 senior who has signed with Wake Forest, torched the Pioneers with eight 3-pointers, including one at the halftime buzzer that brought the visiting Lions' fans to their feet.

Maxwell leads Petersburg past John Marshall 77-70 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
When John Marshall was called for palming on the next possession, the Wave had command of the game, Maxwell had a strong showing in a statement game for him, and a crowd of more than 5,000 had an enjoyable night of basketball in what was McKie's final high school game. "Those two are both McDonald's All-America nominees," Lawson said. "Everybody came here wanting to see a good game, and I think they got one."

The Herald-Sun - BUZZER BEATERS
Melvin Tabb was the catalyst during that run. The 6-8 Wake Forest recruit had six of his eight points in the second quarter, including an acrobatic dunk. He scored 17 points for the game, but Riverside’s gameplan was to make the Eagles try to make some outside shots.

High School OT.com - Slideshow: Enloe vs. Riverside, boys playoffs
T.J. Warren sunk a buzzer-beater 3-pointer to knock off Enloe in the sectional finals.

Scout.com: Previewing Wake Forest
Points on the Run: The Demon Deacons have replaced the Tar Heels this season as the ACC’s top transition team. Wake Forest has outscored its opponents, 307-134, in transition points, delivering a seven-point advantage per outing.


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