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Wake Forest 66, Miami 65 (OT)

GREENSBORO - Wake Forest women's basketball coach Mike Petersen said his team has been resilient this season, bouncing back from losses and deficits with a never-worried resolve.

The fifth-seeded Demon Deacons showed that resolve in the opening game of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, rallying from 11 down to eke by 12th-seeded Miami 66-65 in overtime at Greensboro Coliseum.

Wake Forest 66, N.C. State 50

WINSTON-SALEM - Every possession of the second half on Thursday proved a struggle for the N.C. State women’s basketball team.

Wake Forest has not made it easy for the Wolfpack in its past three contest, but this time there would be no chance to eke out a late-game victory with a buzzer-beater. Instead, the Demon Deacons prevailed 66-50 at Lawrence Joel Coliseum, pulling away over the final four minutes of the game.

N.C. State 68, Wake 54

RALEIGH -- For the first time in a month, N.C. State won an ACC game.

The Wolfpack beat No. 23 Wake Forest 68-54 to end a seven-game conference losing streak.

The Demon Deacons went 0-for-12 from 3-point range, while State hit six
in the second half to close in on its first ACC win since Jan. 20. All
three of the Wolfpack's ACC wins will be over ranked opponents.

Duke leads ACC All-Academic selections

Duke still is trying to build a consistent winner on the field after two seasons under David Cutcliffe, but there's no doubt the Blue Devils remain strong in the classroom.

With 11 selections, Duke leads all ACC schools in players named to the ACC All-Academic Team, which was announced Wednesday morning. Linebacker Vincent Rey and wide receiver Johnny Williams were some of the on-field standouts selected. Over the last five seasons the Blue Devils lead the ACC with 33 ACC All-Academic honorees.

N.C. State's three All-Academic selections included quarterback Russell Wilson, who led the ACC with 31 touchdown passes last season. North Carolina and Wake Forest each had one All-Academic selection.

Can ACC really get 7 in NCAAs?

ESPN “bracketologist” Joe Lunardi is extremely good at what he does.

When he projected earlier this week that based on their accomplishments as of Monday seven ACC teams would make the NCAA Tournament, he probably was right. Lunardi has a good handle on what other teams are doing throughout the nation and how they might fit into 65 slots.

Still, it’s easy to look at that projection and think, “No way.”

Deacs close to wrapping up NCAA bid

Wake Forest's win Saturday over Georgia Tech did more than avenge a loss from earlier in the season.

The Deacons (18-5, 8-3 ACC) are close to joining Duke on the list of ACC teams that have wrapped up NCAA Tournament bids in what's been a redemptive season for coach Dino Gaudio.

Wake Forest 75, Georgia Tech 64

WINSTON-SALEM – Ish Smith made a handful of key plays in the
second half, including a twisting left-handed lay-up with 1 minute, 28
seconds remaining to lift Wake Forest to a 75-64 ACC basketball victory
over Georgia Tech Saturday night in Joel Coliseum.

The victory strengthened the Deacons’ grip on second place in the ACC
regular season race with an 18-5 overall mark and an 8-3 league record.

Boozer, Paul make USA team pool

Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace is one of 27 players named to the 2010-2012 U.S. Men’s National Team program Wednesday by USA Basketball.

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski will use that pool to fill the teams for the FIBA World Championship in 2010 and the 2012 Olympics in London.

Former Duke foward Carlos Boozer and ex-Wake Forest guard Chris Paul, who both participated on the gold-medal winning team under Krzyzewski in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, also were selected to the player pool.

2010 ACC football schedule

The ACC released the football schedule today with UNC-LSU and Virginia Tech-Boise State headlining the opening Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, Sept. 2
Florida A&M at Miami
Presbyterian at Wake Forest

Wake Forest Signing Day Update

Cornerback A.J. Marshall of Durham's Southern High headlines the list of football recruits who have made their commitment to the Demon Deacons program official by signing their letter of intent today.
Check back here over the course of the day for updates on Wake Forest's official list of commitments.

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