Deacs fall to Noles 84-66

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via www2.timesdispatch.com

Wake Forest put together a pretty good first half, but came out of halftime with no energy whatsoever, and Florida State waltzed to an easy victory at the Joel today.

The Deacs looked pretty good at times in their offense in the first half, and I was impressed with them, but they really threw it all away with the second half. There were no signs of life, and you cannot win games in the ACC when you go stretches that long without playing with 100% intensity.

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Team Stats
  FSU Wake Forest
Bonus-PF Dbl-12 Dbl-14
Tempo 74 72.2
Off Eff 113.5 91.4
eFG% 48.3 35.3
TO % 17.6 20.8
O Reb % 32.4 31.8
D Reb % 68.2 67.6
FT Rate 60.3 56.9
% Safe 100.0 0.0
FG % 44.8 32.8
FT % 80.0 75.8
3P % 22.2 17.6
3FGA/FGA 31.0 29.3
Block % 5.4 9.7
Steal % 12.2 6.9
A/FGM 57.7 47.4
A/TO 1.2 0.6

 

FSU
Player PTS AST OR REB STL BLK TO PF FG FGA FT FTA 3P 3PA MINS +/- **
Bernard James * 15 0 2 8 1 2 1 1 6 8 3 3 0 0 23 18
Deividas Dulkys * 14 1 1 6 1 0 1 1 3 8 6 9 2 7 28 19
Ian Miller 14 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 4 12 4 4 2 6 20 20
Okaro White * 13 1 0 2 2 2 1 3 5 8 3 3 0 0 23 11
Xavier Gibson 7 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 2 4 3 4 0 0 5 -6
Michael Snaer * 6 4 1 6 1 0 0 3 2 7 2 2 0 2 21 2
Terrance Shannon 5 2 3 4 1 0 1 4 1 3 3 4 0 0 16 12
Luke Loucks 4 3 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 2 4 0 1 21 17
Jon Kreft 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 9
Derwin Kitchen * 2 3 0 1 2 0 5 3 0 2 2 2 0 1 23 11
Andrew Rutledge 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
RAFEAL PORTUONDO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
AJ Yawn 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Pierre Jordan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -2
Joey Moreau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM     0 0                        
Totals 84 15 11 41 9 4 13 24 26 58 28 35 4 18 199 113
Percentages   44.83% 80.00% 22.22%    
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Wake Forest
Player PTS AST OR REB STL BLK TO PF FG FGA FT FTA 3P 3PA MINS +/- **
Travis McKie * 20 0 4 8 2 1 2 4 6 13 8 10 0 3 36 -22
JT Terrell * 12 3 1 2 0 0 4 3 2 9 6 6 2 5 23 -4
Ari Stewart 12 0 1 5 0 0 3 3 5 12 2 2 0 3 21 -18
Tony Chennault 12 1 2 4 0 0 0 4 4 11 3 5 1 3 19 -21
CJ Harris * 4 3 1 4 2 0 1 3 0 5 4 5 0 2 32 -13
Gary Clark * 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 23 -13
Carson Desrosiers * 2 2 1 3 0 3 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 23 -15
Aaron Ingle 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0
Brooks Godwin 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0
Ty Walker 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 17 -8
Ryan Keenan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nikita Mescheriakov 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 -1
TEAM     2 6                        
Totals 66 9 14 37 5 7 15 25 19 58 25 33 3 17 201 -115
Percentages   32.76% 75.76% 17.65%    

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Individual Comments

 

  • JTT had a pretty good game and drew two 3-point fouls (hit all 6), but he had some bad fouls, including one at the end of the first half that was really stupid.
  • If every player on our team played with as much heart and hustle as Travis McKie then Wake Forest would be a much better team. I love this kids desire to play and I think it will rub off on the other guys.
  • CJ Harris looked overmatched today, and once again struggled from the field. Got to the rim and the foul line a good amount, but I really wish he had a better game on his birthday.
  • Ari Stewart broke out of the funk that he has been in lately and hit some really difficult shots. He has to cut down on the turnovers (dribbling), but he crashed the boards hard and I was happy with his effort today.
  • Ty Walker seemed to be in a different coliseum today. He was slated to get the start until he overslept and was late to the shootaround. Things did not improve once he was in the game, and it seemed that he was just unfocused the majority of the game. He can be a great asset when he focuses on the game and works hard, and we need him to be better than he was today.
  • We have to get Gary Clark some more shots. There is no reason that the NCAA leader in 3P% should not even get one attempt. 
  • Carson is continuing to get better, but seems to have hit the "freshman wall". He has been dominated inside on the defensive end, and that will get better with time. He had a couple of really good passes, and an impressive turnaround hook shot in the lane.
  • Tony Chennault had his best game as a Deac. He needs to work on his shooting a little bit (especially from the line), but he really showed what he can do as a leader of the team in terms of getting down the lane and passing, or finishing.
Team Comments
  • I liked the way we came out of the gate defensively, but we have to be able to score better at the beginning of the game. For some reason we lack emotion when the game/half starts, and that hurts us a lot.
  • Our transition defense was awful throughout the game. We primarily played man to man, and for some reason FSU got wide open shot after wide open shot. There is really no excuse for that. Just find your man and guard him. I understand if we are in the 1-2-2 press, but we didn't run a lot of that until the second half.
  • Our team offense was alright, but stagnant at times. Not surprising given the talent and length on FSU's team, but still a little disheartening. We looked much better with Tony Chennault in the game running the point. It seemed like we were scared to go at Bernard James inside (who was a beast and picked right up where Singleton left off).
  • Rebounding was much better today, and Travis McKie was responsible for a lot of it. He hustled and got 2-3 balls that were seemingly out of his reach.
  • One thing that I would like to see more of is following your own shot. It seems the guys (for us and really all over the country) prefer to admire their shot with their arm up instead of moving into a position to rebound their miss. This could have made a ton of difference with a few more second chance opportunities. It would be one thing if it was due to a coaching philosophy in trying to get back on defense (which Coach Bzdelik does stress), but this is not really what is occurring.
  • I'm not sure why, but we came out with absolutely no energy in the second half. It seemed that we were sleep walking, and honestly that is inexcusable. We were up 33-31 (first ACC halftime lead of the season), and looked disinterested in the game in the 2nd half. I would love to know why this continues to happen, but this is one thing that you cannot blame on youth and inexperience. If we had played all 40 minutes like we played the first half then we would have certainly been in the game at the end. This is the most frustrated that I have been after a game because we had a good first half, then just threw it away with pathetic effort in the second half.
Now we have to put the game behind us and move on to Virginia Tech, who no doubt is going to be mad after their loss today at Virginia. The Hokies have to take care of business from here on out and cannot afford a loss to a team of our caliber. Get out there and support the Deacs at 7:00 on Tuesday if you live in the Winston-Salem area.
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