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We're Dancing: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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Location: Winston-Salem, NC.

Enrollment: 4,412

Record: 24-6 (11-5)

Leading Scorers: Jeff Teague (19.1 ppg), James Johnson (14.8 ppg), Al-Farouq Aminu (12.8 ppg)

What to know:

  • Wake is 5th in the nation in scoring and they do it behind their 48.9 percent field goal shooting, good for 3rd best in the nation.
  • We've seen them take down UNC and Duke so we know we have a contender here but have they been exposed.  They started the season with a 16-0 record but since have gone a modest 8-6, and went 4-4 in ACC road games.
  • We all know that Jeff Teague is the engine that drives this team but the big trees may cause the most trouble for opponents.  Wake has four players that stand 6'11" or taller.

Projected Performance: We don't see Wake having any trouble putting away Cleveland State, but don't be surprised if the #4 seed does see a scare.  This team could go deep into the tournment or they could be crossed off early, we'll call it a Sweet 16 exit to the 'Ville.