#107 Wake Forest Demon Deacons: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Since Jeff Bzdelik took over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons basketball program, the team has struggled mightily and seen an influx of players transfer.  Last season, Wake did slightly improve upon their one-win debacle in 2010-11 but with seven new faces and only four returners, it’s likely to be another long season in Winston-Salem.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s Wake Forest college football preview.
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College Basketball 111 in 111: #103 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Last season was supposed to horrific for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and it was as they were only victorious in one ACC game.  Don’t expect a major turnaround this season especially since Wake loses a couple of key contributors due to off-the-court issues.

UPDATED 9/14/11

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99 in 99: #75 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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Making it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament just was not good enough for Wake Forest administration as they ended up firing their head coach this off-season.  With four starters gone, the Demon Deacons have a year of re-building on their hands.

The Sports Bank’s 99 team college basketball preview in 99 days breaks down the 72 power conference teams and top 27 mid-majors and will lead you right into the opening tip of the season.  Click here if you missed teams #76-#99.

By: David Kay
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