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Wake Forest's Best Victories over North Carolina

With Wake Forest hosting North Carolina tonight, we take a look at Wake's 5 best victories over the Tar Heels.

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5. Rodney Rogers 360

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons took down the North Carolina Tar Heels, who were 17-1 entering the contest and eventually defeated Michigan in the Final Four to win the national title. Not only did Wake Forest beat the Tar Heels, they simply out-classed them. The Deacs won 88-62 and that game left us with this outstanding 360 dunk from Rodney Rogers.

4. 2009 at Home

A number of us were freshmen during this fun season. Wake Forest was 13-0 headed into this game and ranked #4 in the country, while Carolina was ranked #3. This Carolina team was led by four-time all-American Tyler Hansbrough and went on to win the national title. Wake Forest was led on this night by Jeff Teague. Teague had his coming out party on this night and dropped 34 points, including 20 in the second half. Chas McFarland also had 20 points for the Deacs. No one else on the team had more than 9 points in an 89 possession game.

3. 2005 at Home

Yet another example of Wake Forest knocking off the eventual national champions at home. Jeff Teague was the star of the 2009 game, and Chris Paul was the star of the 2005 win. CP3 finished with 26 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals and just one turnover. The Deacs had five players in double-figures and beat the Heels by 13. In addition to winning the national title, the Heels produced 4 lottery picks from this team.

2. Triple-Overtime at Chapel Hill

Have to give this game number two just for pure endurance. The Deacs went to the Dean Dome in Roy Williams' first ACC game and beat the Heels in triple-overtime. Following the game, Skip Prosser stated, "I have been doing this for 30 years, and I have never seen anything quite like that."

1. "The Crossover"

You could really write long-form after long-form about Randolph Childress' performance in this game and in this tournament. Chill scored 107 points over three games. In Wake's first game of the tournament, the Deacs were down 31-13 against #9 seed Duke. Childress went on to score 20 of the team's next 33 points to give Wake a 46-45 halftime lead. In the semi-finals against Virginia he dropped 40. Then, there was a performance that surpassed them both.

The 1995 ACC Tournament championship game had many memorable moments, but to Wake Forest fans (and Jeff McCinnis) it will forever be known for "the crossover." I mean that's just nasty. He crosses McCinnis, tells him to get up, then drains a 3. One of his 23 makes over the course of the tournament. But it wasn't just the crossover. He scored 37 points, scored all of the team's nine points in overtime and drained the game-winner with four seconds remaining. It's as great of a tournament performance as you'll find, and this is the best win in the school's history.

Are You Ready For Wake Forest Vs. UNC?

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That's our list. We're quite confident with our choice for number one. Does anyone have any additions to the list or think the order is incorrect? Let us know in the comments. Go Deacs!