Wake Forest looked lost from the beginning, getting down nine points before the blink of an eye. A strong performance from James Johnson kept Wake Forest from getting blown out in the first half, but ultimately Cleveland State prevailed by the score of 84-69
Cedric Jackson and J'Nathan Bullock appeared to be the best players on the floor, as Jackson tallied 19 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals and Bullock added 21 points and 6 rebounds. Wake Forest played sloppy for the entire game and the Vikings were able to capitalize from this by scoring 25 points off 18 turnovers. In fact, Jeff Teague had more turnovers than Cleveland State (7). Furthermore, this allowed CSU to take 15 more shots than the Demon Deacons for the game.
From here, Wake faces a long off-season with many questions to be answered. The Wake fan base is disgruntled with Coach Dino Gaudio, Coach Kelsey may be off to High Point and three players have NBA potential, although none except James Johnson looked to be even ACC caliber tonight.
Honestly, I cannot bring myself to type anymore about this performance. Unfortunately, we have plenty of time to break down the season, the unfortunate ending tonight and all other Wake Forest happenings now that the season is over, so stay tuned. Spring football is just around the corner.