Wake Forest's six-player recruiting class that signed this week is expected to fill a lot of needs.
And those needs will all be on full display tonight when the Deacons open Jeff Bzdelik's second season as head coach against Loyola of Maryland.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Joel Coliseum.
"It's always a great time of year,'' Bzdelik said. "Our players have worked extremely hard. We know we have to rely on one another in a collective way, play our hearts out and defend and rebound and limit our turnovers to put us in position to have a chance to win.
"That will be the mantra all year long.''