I made it safely back to the Cleveland area. But it wasn't exactly smooth sailing. Regardless, it's a big day as the Deacs take on the Hokies tonight in Blacksburg. VT is clawing their way towards an NCAA bid and lord knows they've had Wake's number when the Deacs get a little momentum going. This should be a great matchup and we'll be keeping you covered throughout the day. Get your link on. No, seriously though, we have like a billion links today.
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Hearing that comparison, Tech's coach - self-deprecating Seth Greenberg - laughed. "We're like miniature puppies and they're like freaking pit bulls," he said. "They're great danes and we're like a border collie you picked up at the shelter."
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"We're not the prettiest teams in the league or the country," Gaudio said. "But we're two teams that will just fight you, scratch, claw for everything and anything on the floor. It'll be a difficult challenge for us going up there."
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Ascending: I’m trying my hardest each week to not give the nod to Duke unless I absolutely have to. They struggled slightly with a bad Carolina team, so I’m going to go with Wake Forest. Now ranked for the first time all season, and with three starters back from last year’s team, they seem to be hitting their stride, getting a chance to prove it further in Blacksburg on Tuesday night.
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The Hokies have owned, and I mean paid for in full, since joining the ACC. Tech is 5-2 since joining the league against wake and have won five of six. That is Tech’s best winning percentage against any ACC team other than miami (slightly better at 8-3) and georgia tech, who VT is also 5-2 against. Even that one loss was when the Hokies collapsed in the final moments in the 2007-08 ACC opener and lost on a jumper just before the buzzer by Ishmael Smith. [NOTE]-- This guy HATES using capitalization.
BEYOND THE ARC: A week of milestones, reunions and injuries – ACC Insider - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC - Archive
2. Protecting the house: Wake Forest extended its ACC home winning streak to 11 with a pair of wins at The Joel this week. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, held off rival UVa. on Saturday to improve to a perfect 13-0 at Cassell Coliseum this season. Duke, at 14-0, is the only other undefeated ACC team at home.
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Wake has all the ingredients of a top 25 team. It has a lottery-level pro prospect in PF Al-Farouq Aminu. It has senior leadership from PG Ish Smith. It has big wins. It has an attractive record. All it lacks is a big-time road win. [NOTE]--Is DeCourcy forgetting that Wake beat Gonzaga at Gonzaga? That would appear to me to be a "big-time" road win. Duke doesn't even have one of those...
FayObserver.com - ACC notebook
With more than 8 minutes to play Saturday night at Wake Forest, Georgia Tech led 62-60 and was looking for a way to sneak out a big road win. But it wasn't happening against the Demon Deacons' defense. Five minutes later, the Yellow Jackets were still stuck on 62 and Wake had extended to a five-point lead on the way to a 75-64 win.
2010 Wake Forest Baseball Preview: Catcher & Designated Hitter - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
This is the third of a five-part series previewing the 2010 Wake Forest baseball team. In part three, head coach Tom Walter previews the Demon Deacon catchers and designated hitters. Part four of the preview, which will be posted on Tuesday, will preview the Wake starting rotation.
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A well balanced starting line-up is what makes Wake so difficult to match-up against. They are led in scoring by their small forward Al-Faroug Aminu. He’s averaging 16.5 points per game along with almost 11 rebounds. Ishmael Smith, C.J. Harris and L.D. Williams make up the Demon Deacon back-court, and contribute 32 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists per game as a group. They don’t have a clear cut stand-out type player at the guard position, but all three players know their roles and play them to perfection.
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As you can see, Wake is pretty damn big on the inside, fielding no less than 3 legit Pivots (Centers) and a couple of other nice front-courters which include the N.B.A. ready king at Power-Forward in Mr. Aminu. If there ever was a game where we need Jeff Allen on the court and out of foul-trouble it would be this one. Wake is 3rd in offensive rebounding in all of D-1, meaning they are likely to gobble up some offensive put-backs even on the road. This is an uber physical D.Dec frontline folks,