Wake Forest ACC tournament preview

J.P. GiglioMarch 8, 2012 

No. 9 Seed

13-17 overall, 4-12 ACC

vs. Maryland, noon, today, WRAL, ESPNU

Starting lineup

G Tony Chennault 9.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg

G C.J. Harris 16.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg

F Nikita Mescheriakov 7.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg

F Travis McKie 15.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg

F Carson Desrosiers 4.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Counting on a big weekend from: C.J. Harris. The junior guard is a great story - a local kid who was underrated as a recruit but who has developed into one of the best scorers in the ACC. On a better team, he would get more recognition.

Number to know: 0-10. The Demon Deacons' record against ACC teams that didn't finish 4-12. They beat Boston College twice and Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech once each.

Hotlanta or Notlanta?: Not. The Deacs made progress in coach Jeff Bzdelik's second season, quadrupling their ACC win total from the previous year, but they're not ready to make any real noise in Atlanta. An opening-round win over Maryland would qualify as the season highlight.

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