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Wake Forest’s Record in Close Games at the Under Four Minute Timeout Under Danny Manning

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The Deacs seem to struggle in the last few minutes of the game

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Many people have asked recently about Wake Forest’s record under Danny Manning based on different scenarios in the last few minutes of the game.

While data is not available for all games, I looked up the data from all conference games. My criteria to be included on this list was that the margin be less than 10 points at the under 4 minute timeout.

Here are the results:

2014-15

Louisville at Wake Forest: 70-69 Louisville at the Under 4, Louisville Wins 85-76

Duke at Wake Forest: 60-59 Duke at the Under 4, Duke Wins 73-65

Georgia Tech at Wake Forest: 65-62 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 76-69

Wake Forest at Syracuse: 65-61 Wake at the Under 4, Syracuse Wins in Overtime 86-83

Wake Forest at Clemson: 55-53 Wake at the Under 4, Clemson Wins 59-57 Wake Does Not Score a Field Goal in the Last 5 Minutes of the Game

Wake Forest at Florida State: Tied at 60 at the Under 4, Florida State Wins in Double Overtime 82-76

NC State at Wake Forest: 80-73 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 88-84

Miami at Wake Forest: 68-64 Miami at the Under 4, Wake Wins 72-70

Wake Forest at Virginia: 55-48 Virginia at the Under 4, Virginia Wins 61-60

Pittsburgh at Wake Forest: Wake Forest Wins 69-66, Stats Unavailable

Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest: Tied at 68 at the Under 4, Virginia Tech Wins 81-80

Wins after trailing or being tied at the Under 4: 1

Losses after leading or being tied at the Under 4: 4

Record when trailing at the Under 4: 1-3

Record when tied at the Under 4: 0-2

Record when leading at the Under 4: 2-2

2015-16

Wake Forest at Louisville: 54-53 Louisville at the Under 4, Louisville Wins 65-57

NC State at Wake Forest: 66-60 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 77-74

Wake Forest at Virginia Tech: 82-81 Wake at the Under 4, Virginia Tech Wins 93-91

Virginia at Wake Forest: 57-48 Wake at the Under 4, Virginia Wins 72-71

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech: 63-57 Georgia Tech at the Under 4, Georgia Tech Wins 71-66

Wake Forest at NC State: 84-81 NC State at the Under 4, NC State Wins 99-88

Wake Forest at Pittsburgh: 68-63 Wake at the Under 4, Pitt wins in Double Overtime 101-96

Notre Dame at Wake Forest: 59-55 Notre Dame at the Under 4, Notre Dame Wins 69-58

Virginia Tech at Wake Forest: 66-62 Virginia Tech at the Under 4, Virginia Tech Wins 81-74

Wake Forest at Duke: 70-64 Duke at the Under 4, Duke Wins 79-71

Wake Forest vs. NC State: 68-63 NC State at the Under 4, NC State Wins 75-72

Wins after trailing or being tied at the Under 4: 0

Losses after leading or being tied at the Under 4: 3

Record when trailing at the Under 4: 0-7

Record when tied at the Under 4: 0-0

Record when leading at the Under 4: 1-3

2016-17

Clemson at Wake Forest: 68-64 Wake at the Under 4, Clemson Wins 73-68 Wake Does Not Score in the Last 5 Minutes of the Game

North Carolina at Wake Forest: 82-78 UNC at the Under 4, North Carolina Wins 93-87

Wake Forest at NC State: 79-74 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 93-88

Wake Forest at Syracuse: 68-67 Wake at the Under 4, Syracuse Wins 81-76

Duke at Wake Forest: 81-74 Wake at the Under 4, Duke Wins 85-83

Wake Forest at Boston College: 68-64 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 85-80

Wake Forest at Notre Dame: 74-72 Notre Dame at the Under 4, Notre Dame Wins 88-81

Wake Forest at Duke: 89-86 Duke at the Under 4, Duke Wins 99-94

Pittsburgh at Wake Forest: 55-51 Pitt at the Under 4, Wake Wins 63-59

Louisville at Wake Forest: 75-72 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 88-81

Wake Forest at Virginia Tech: 81-77 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 89-84

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech: 80-73 Virginia Tech at the Under 4, Virginia Tech Wins 99-90

Kansas State: 78-70 Kansas State at the Under 4, Kansas State Wins 95-88

Wins after trailing or being tied at the Under 4: 1

Losses after leading or being tied at the Under 4: 3

Record when trailing at the Under 4: 1-5

Record when tied at the Under 4: 0-0

Record when leading at the Under 4: 4-2

2017-18

Wake Forest at North Carolina: 69-65 Wake at the Under 4, North Carolina Wins 73-69 Wake Does Not Score in the Last Four Minutes of the Game

Syracuse at Wake Forest: Tied at 59 at the Under 4, Wake Wins 73-67

Virginia Tech at Wake Forest: 69-63 Virginia Tech at the Under 4, Virginia Tech Wins 83-75

Wake Forest at NC State: 63-61 Wake at the Under 4, NC State Wins 72-63 Wake Does Not Score in the Last 4:30 of the Game

Florida State at Wake Forest: 67-62 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 76-72

Clemson at Wake Forest: 64-63 Wake at the Under 4, Clemson Wins 75-67 Wake Scores 1 Field Goal in the Last 5:30 of the Game

Wake Forest at Syracuse: 65-63 Syracuse at the Under 4, Syracuse Wins 78-70

Wake Forest at Pittsburgh: 50-44 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 63-57

Notre Dame at Wake Forest: Tied at 71 at the Under 4, Notre Dame Wins 74-71 Wake Does Not Score a Field Goal after the Under 4 Timeout

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech: 54-48 Georgia Tech at the Under 4, Georgia Tech Wins 64-56

Wins after trailing or being tied at the Under 4: 1

Losses after leading or being tied at the Under 4: 4

Record when trailing at the Under 4: 0-3

Record when tied at the Under 4: 1-1

Record when leading at the Under 4: 2-3

2018-19

NC State at Wake Forest: 64-60 Wake at the Under 4, Wake Wins 71-67

Boston College at Wake Forest: 61-58 Wake at the Under 4, Boston College Wins 65-61 Wake Does Not Score in the Last 4:30 of the Game

Wins after trailing or being tied at the Under 4: 0

Losses after leading or being tied at the Under 4: 1

Record when trailing at the Under 4: 0-0

Record when tied at the Under 4: 0-0

Record when leading at the Under 4: 1-1

Overall

Wins after trailing or being tied at the Under 4: 3

Losses after leading or being tied at the Under 4: 15

Record when trailing at the Under 4: 2-18

Record when tied at the Under 4: 1-3

Record when leading at the Under 4: 10-11

These numbers are not good (obviously), and I would venture to guess that if data were available for all non-conference games there would be even more games in the loss column. Losing more games than you win when leading at the last timeout of the game is never a sign of a healthy program.

Here's to hoping things are better in the future.