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NCAAB Wake Forest Demon Deacons

General Information

Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Championships

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 5
  • NCAA Tournaments: 1939, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2017

Past Conferences:

  • Southern
  • Independent

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Standings & Analysis

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All-Time Wake Forest Demon Deacons Stats & Records

Points Scored

⦁ Dickie Hemric: 2,587
⦁ Randolph Childress: 2,208
⦁ Len Chappell: 2,165

Rebounds

⦁ Dickie Hemric: 1,802
⦁ Tim Duncan: 1,570
⦁ Len Chappell: 1,213

Assists

⦁ Muggsy Bogues: 781
⦁ Ishmael Smith: 612
⦁ Skip Brown: 579

Wins

⦁ Murray Greason: 285
⦁ Dave Odom: 240
⦁ Carl Tracy: 222

Overview of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons had a rollercoaster season in the 2021-2022 NCAAB season, with ups and downs throughout their conference and non-conference games. Despite their inconsistent performances, the Demon Deacons managed to finish the regular season with a respectable record of 17-13. They went on to win their first game in the ACC Tournament against Pittsburgh, advancing to the quarterfinals. However, their season ended there, as they fell to Virginia in a close game.

Throughout the season, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons were led by a trio of talented players: Alondes Williams, Isaiah Mucius, and Davien Williamson. Williams, a transfer from Oklahoma, proved to be a valuable addition to the team, providing leadership and consistency on both ends of the court. Mucius was a force to be reckoned with on the offensive end, averaging 12.3 points per game, while Williamson contributed with his playmaking ability, averaging 4.5 assists per game.

Despite the team’s success, there were still areas of improvement that the Demon Deacons needed to address. One of the biggest weaknesses was their defense, which often struggled to stop opposing teams from scoring. This was reflected in their statistics, as they ranked near the bottom of the ACC in points allowed per game. Additionally, the team struggled to consistently shoot the ball from beyond the arc, with a three-point shooting percentage of only 31.2%.

As the season came to a close, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons found themselves in the middle of the ACC standings, with a conference record of 7-11. While they didn’t make a deep run in the ACC Tournament, their overall record was enough to earn them a spot in the NIT Tournament. Overall, it was a season of growth and development for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and they will look to build on their success in the upcoming season.

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Monitor the NCAAB Team’s Injury Report

Keep up with the latest news and updates about the team, including injuries, player suspensions, and coaching changes. This can greatly affect the team’s performance and ultimately impact your bet.

Monitor Latest Basketball Trends and Statistics

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Consider the NCAA Team’s Overall Talent Level

Analyze how Wake Forest matches up against their opponent, including their strengths and weaknesses compared to the opposing team. Look at the head-to-head record between the two teams and consider how their styles of play may impact the outcome of the game.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Basketball History

The Demon Deacons played in the very first NCAA Tournament in 1939 but they’d be sporadic – at best – participants in postseason events until the 1980s. The first major star the program produced was Dickie Hemric, who remains – nearly 60 years after he left the school – the team’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Hemric was with the team for its final two seasons in the Southern Conference and its first two in the ACC. He was the ACC’s Player of the Year in each of those two years, averaging 27.6 points and an incredible 19.1 rebounds as a senior. It’s quite possible nobody ever touches his ACC record of 1,802 career boards.

There was a burst of success post-Hemric in the early 1960s with four years in which the team was a combined 46-10 in ACC play. Those teams, featuring future broadcaster Billy Packer and star forward Len Chappell, played in the NCAA Tournament in 1961 and 1962. The Demon Deacons lost in the Final Four in ‘62 before defeating UCLA in the third-place game.

Between the 1964-65 and 1979-80 seasons, Wake Forest had only two winning campaigns in the ACC and one postseason appearance, reaching the Elite Eight in 1977 under head coach Carl Tacy.

Freshman Muggsy Bogues

Tacy would take three more teams to the NCAA Tournament in 1981, 1982 and 1984, the last one upsetting No. 1 seed DePaul en route to another Elite Eight appearance. Muggsy Bogues, the 5-foot-3 dynamo who remains the school’s all-time assist leader, was a freshman on that roster.

Tacy left a year later and the school went through five straight losing seasons before Dave Odom, who took over in 1989, helped author the program’s best years, complete with a massive uptick in talent.

Rodney Rogers and Randolph Childress were the first big stars of the Odom era, both coming aboard during the 1990-91 team’s run to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. They were the unquestioned stars on a Sweet 16 squad in 1993, the year before the best player in program history stepped into the mix.

Tim Duncan was an aspiring swimmer while growing up in the U.S. Virgin Islands before transitioning to basketball as he grew into his nearly 7-foot frame. He and Childress combined to average 36.9 points on the 1995 ACC champs that again went to the Sweet 16, and he led the 1996 squad to the Elite Eight while winning the first of two straight ACC Player of the Year awards.

Duncan’s 19-Year Run

As a senior, Duncan guided his unit to 24 wins and the team’s seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. A second-round upset at the hands of Stanford ended his remarkable career, but he’d make Wake Forest proud with a 19-year run as perhaps the greatest power forward in NBA history.

Naturally, there would be a dip in success post-Duncan, but it didn’t last long as Odom won the 2000 NIT and then saw replacement Skip Prosser keep the program competitive in the ACC. Prosser’s 2002-03 team won the ACC regular season title and the following season he took a squad to the Sweet 16.

The star on that team was point guard Chris Paul, who led the Demon Deacons to a school-record 27 victories in 2004-05 before turning pro and becoming an all-time great in the NBA. Paul’s last game was one for the books, as a second-seeded Wake Forest team fell 115-105 to West Virginia in double overtime in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Paul’s departure proved to be difficult to overcome for the program, as it has played in the NCAA Tournament just three times since. There was a disappointing six-year run under Kansas legend and former NBA All-Star Danny Manning, who went 78-111 as head coach of the Demon Deacons.

Steve Forbes took over following the COVID-shortened 2020 finish and seems to have turned things around. The 2021-22 Demon Deacons went 25-10 and reached the quarterfinals of the NIT. NCAAB odds for a return to the Big Dance are improving.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons NCAAB FAQs

What is the highest win total in program history?

Chris Paul’s sophomore campaign – his last before turning pro – yielded a program-high 27 wins in 2004-05.

What was the worst season in program history?

The 2010-11 Demon Deacons lost 24 games, most in their history, while going 1-15 in ACC play. It was a young team, with only one contributing senior, and played like it. Wake Forest Demon Deacons team stats showed a differential of exactly 100 in the turnover department compared to opponents (494-394).

Who is the greatest player in program history?

If Paul stuck around for two more years or if Hemric played in the modern era they’d have something to say in this debate, but it’s Tim Duncan eight days a week. A two-time ACC Player of the Year and National Player of the Year as a senior, Duncan led the league in blocks four times, rebounds three times and scoring once. He averaged 20.8 points and 14.7 rebounds as a senior before going first overall in the 1997 NBA draft and carving out one of the best pro careers of all time.

A 2020 inductee to the National Basketball Hall of Fame, Duncan was a five-time NBA champ with the San Antonio Spurs.

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