Armchair Keys to Victory:
- Turn offensive rebounds into second chance points
- Good perimeter defense
- Find a third scorer
- Take advantage of Wolfpack mental lapses
Odds and Ends:
Raise your hand if yesterday's news about Frank Haith sent you scrambling for the Wake Forest record books. Haith spent a sizeable amount of time on the Wake Forest bench and recruited a good many Deacons.
Wake is not in any danger of the NCAA showing up on its doorstep (I'm sure they give the Deacs a collective, "Bless their hearts"), but it sure makes for interesting conversation doesn't it? Is the grass ALWAYS greener on the other side? How many years will Frank Haith's imminent termination set back an embattled Missouri program?
In other news, don't look now but that team wearing baby blue is getting it together. I'm not sure why the ABC community gets so excited when Carolina starts the way they did. History shows us that, more likely than not, a bad Carolina team is as good as the middle of the ACC.
Rest assured, this season's editions of Duke versus Carolina will be just as competitive as years past.
Finally, in case you didn't notice (and you haven't), the Wake Forest women's team is showing its mettle in conference and has set themselves up for a shot at a good finish. Changing coaching staffs, especially coming off of a wildly successful season (by Wake standards) is a difficult proposition, yet the team and staff have come together to produce one dangerous basketball team.
They are home twice this week: Thursday against Miami (6:30 p.m.) and Sunday against Virginia (2:00 p.m.). Tickets are $6 and parking at the Joel is free. There's no football, so grab the kids and come on down to LJVM. Make sure to stop by and say, "hello"!