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Deacon Dump 1/29: On to the next one

Shake it off. Road losses have been commonplace in the ACC this year and Tech was a team possessed last night. Wake's gotta address their toughness--GT got way too many second chance opportunities off of offensive rebounds, and the Deacs were one-and-done on the offensive end of the floor most of the night. But these games happen, so they'll move their attention onto Miami. 

Georgia Tech putting it all together at the right time | Jeff Schultz
"They took us out of a lot of what we wanted to do," said Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio. "They deserve the credit. They made us miss shots."

 

Wake struggles in loss to Georgia Tech - College - NewsObserver.com
We just couldn't put it in the hole," Wake Forest guard Ish Smith said.

 

Bracketology 101: B101's Weekday Tweets - Thursday
As disheartening as this loss might be to Demon Deacon fans, they can rest well knowing that of all the tourney-caliber ACC teams, they might have the easiest schedule of the bunch left. They're done with Duke, their remaining road games aren't all that tough (at FSU on March 3 might be the toughest), and they have GT, Carolina, and Clemson coming in.

 

Wake Forest Team Report (Football)
WR Chris Givens—He emerged as a big-play player on offense in his redshirt freshman season. He has the ability to slice into defenses and he has shown a certain toughness at times. But if the Demon Deacons turn to a more run-oriented approach, his role could change and his ability to block could come under more scrutiny. By the end of the regular season, his eight touchdown receptions were the most in the NCAA Division I for a freshman this year.

 

Yellow Jackets erupt for win over Deacons - Georgia Tech - Ledger-Enquirer.com
During the first half alone, freshman phenom forward Derrick Favors delivered four big blocks. Banging bodies with 7-foot center Chas McFarland and his 6-11 backup Tony Woods, Favors played one of his most physical games of the season. "He was the swat patrol down there," fellow Georgia Tech forward Gani Lawal said. "If he wasn’t blocking, he was altering shots. They were huge, man."

 

ACC has trio of potential national title contenders - College Baseball - Rivals.com
Wake Forest, meanwhile, hired Tommy Walter away from New Orleans to replace Rick Rembielak. Walter is a fabulous coach and had a wealth of success in turning UNO around. He is expected to have success at Wake, too.

 

Tech stifles Wake Forest for its fourth ACC win  | ajc.com
"I'm not really sure if we can play much better than that," Tech coach Paul Hewitt said afterward.