Deacon Dump 3/10: Geared up for the ACCT

I just want to take a second to commend the hard work that WakeJake, BJohnston and RAJohnston have been doing lately. And RPhilpott put in an incredible effort with his Carson Desrosiers video, so if you haven't seen it, watch it. If you have seen it already, watch it again if only to get your "All The Way Turned Up" fix. We've got some previews, news and notes prior to the ACC Tournament (a day away!!!), so enjoy.

Poor start costly as Vestal boys lose to Mount Vernon | Press & Sun-Bulletin
Hinds started the fourth quarter with a scintillating spin move for a layup to push the Knights' lead to 18. A Kerns 3-pointer cut Vestal's deficit to 15 with 7 minutes, 31 seconds left in the fourth. That's as close as Vestal got. "He's legit," Hayes said of Hinds. "He's a blue-chip quality, Division I-level athlete surrounded by athletes and is not a selfish basketball player. So he draws the defense and makes you adjust and finds guys. He pulls you off your marks as far as offensive rebounds go, and those guys get easy putbacks."

My Take on Wake - Deacons Braced For Miami Zone | JournalNow.com
"We’re going to see 80 percent, 90 percent zone,‘’ Gaudio said. "We did some good things against us in both games. We will have worked against it three days. We watched a lot of film yesterday, some of the things we did well and some of the things we need to do better. And we’ll work hard against it for two days now and hopefully we’ll play well against it.‘’

WFU's Harris hurtles the 'wall'
Dan Collins on CJ Harris

Cavaliers Journal - Tony Bennett's ACC tournament memories
When Virginia Coach Tony Bennett played for the Charlotte Hornets, he went to Greensboro, N.C., with his pastor and fiancee (now wife) Laurel for the ACC tournament. It was 1995, and he watched Wake Forest's Randolph Childress hit a buzzer-beater...

The Sports Network - Men's College Basketball
2010 ACC Tournament Preview

TechSideline.com: Tech Talk Live Notes for 3/8/10
Greenberg talks about the upcoming week of the ACC Tournament

Cardiac Coastal Carolina tops Wake Forest - CCU Baseball - TheSunNews.com
-- Coastal Carolina has perfected the art of the comeback over the last three days. The Chanticleers erased a three-run deficit in a 9-4 win over Wake Forest on Tuesday, their third straight win after trailing in the early innings. No. 7 Coastal was down to Ball State on Sunday and Monday but found ways to steal wins in both games.

BSD Road Report: Wake Forest Commit Carson Desrosiers - Blogger So Dear
BSD travels to the Boston Garden to check out 2010 Carson Desrosiers in the state semifinals. Video included

It’s tourney time! : Collegiate Sports Blog
Well, the regular season is all finished up, so now it’s time to get ready for the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, the most storied college basketball tourney in the land. A look at a Virginia Tech blog about the ACC Tourney.

‘Canes Watch " Blog Archive " Hurricanes’ Dwayne Collins won’t practice, status for ACC tourney uncertain
The 12th-seeded Hurricanes (18-12) face No. 5 seed Wake Forest (19-9) on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., but it remains uncertain if Dwayne Collins will be able to play for UM. Collins missed the regular-season finale on Saturday against Florida State with a stress reaction in his tibia. Coach Frank Haith said Monday that Collins won’t practice before Thursday’s game.

American Chronicle | Baker's departure further depletes U.Va. roster
Virginia's basketball team continued limping to the finish line with yesterday's announcement that senior guard Calvin Baker will not join the team in Greensboro for the ACC tournament. The Cavaliers will play Thursday's noon game against Boston College without three of the players on the roster at the start of the season.

Desrosiers, Central title-game bound - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
"It was something I'm never going to forget," said Desrosiers. "It was such a relief that we survived. Now we want to come out on top one more time. We'll celebrate for a day, then focus again." Desrosiers had reason to celebrate, delivering another outstanding performance and receiving plenty of contributions from role players as Central Catholic rode a stellar fourth quarter to a berth in the Division 1 title game by downing Madison Park in the Division 1 semifinals last night at the TD Garden.

Desrosiers 'key number is getting Raiders to No. 1 - EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA
You want numbers? Central Catholic senior Carson Derosiers had numbers last night. Here's a few eye-openers: 20 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks. Most nights this winter, Central got away with another win with much less from the Wake Forest University-bound blue chipper.

Only one surprise on All-ACC first team – ACC Insider - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC - Archive
Clearly, a lot of All-ACC voters cast their ballots before Clemson played Wake Forest in the league’s final regular-season game Sunday. That’s about the only explanation I can find for how the Tigers’ Trevor Booker ended up getting a spot on the first team ahead of Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu.


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