Buzzketballl Central Needs Help on Wake Forest

Crud still has me down and out and I dont expect that to change as today progresses. Lets do a Universal Club writeup, where you post any nuggets you have on this game that havent yet been added, including stats, personal stories on past WF games, and any current news or trends for either team. Been a hell of a week so far.

Thanks
Rob

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I remember beating #1 Wake Forest on the road in 2009!

Edit: 2009 is TEN YEARS ago. Wow.

LET'S GOOOO

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Not to be morbid, but I will always remember that game because on that same night, a girl was decapitated at ABP. I was crammed in my dorm room with a bunch of friends watching the game and our phones were going off every ten minutes with automated VT Alerts.

That entire situation was just weird. I could be wrong, but the next day ABP was open like nothing ever happened!

Also, how the hell was I a freshman a decade ago 😩

... how was I a senior 10 years ago?

How was fernley 55 ten years ago?

Ahhhhbb gooodddddd

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

55?! Wow, i just turned 41. I must read a lot older

If it makes you feel better, i just turned 44 and am still trying to figure where the time went.

I don't mind being 41 but jhalf is thinking I am 65 now. That's crazy talk I tell ya

Man I almost forgot about that. I was across the street in Hokie Grill when it happened and I remember thinking that it would blow up in the news especially since it was just a few years after the 16th. For whatever reason though it thankfully didn't gain much traction in the national news.

Using /s is for cowards.

That Wake Forest team will get after ya

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

The game is at 4:00 on AACN. Be nice if 5 could find his groove.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Full season stats:

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

ACC Stats:

Edited to correct starting stats. They get converted to dates when I download and I screwed up the translate back to stats.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Here are pictures and indvidual stats. Anyone who wants to add comments about individual players is welcome.

0 Brandon Childress 6'0" Junior Guard

10 Jaylon Hoard 6'8" Freshman Forward

23 Chaundree Brown 6'5" Sophomore Guard

35 Ikenna Smart 6'10" Redshirt Senior Forward

2 Sharone Wright, Jr. 6'5" Freshman Guard

4 Torry Johnson 6'3" Redshirt Senior Guard

1 Isaiah Mucius 6"8" Freshman Forward

30 Olivier Sarr 7'0" Sophomore Center

20 Michael Wynn 6'6" Freshman Guard

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Childress, Hoard, and Brown can play. Everyone else is not really ACC caliber. Childress would be first team all acc on any other team, he'll probably be the best player on the floor today. Sarr (their center) will probably grab about a million offensive rebounds as I think he leads the ACC in o-rebounding percentage.

Don't know what to expect from Wake. They lost to Gardner Webb at home, but they beat a good NC State team a few days ago. No easy ACC games, but this is one that we have to win if we want to be a good team

FWIW, state may be overrated. I think their SOS is like 320 or something

This is not a team to overlook. They have not played well in many games; but they beat no 17 NC State at home their last time out. I think NC State did not take the game seriously enough and got too far behind to catch up after they woke up.

Wake is not a 3 Pt team. Although they shoot about 20 3's per game, they only make 5. However they are also holding ACC opponents to 31% from 3. If the Hokies can shoot well from 3, this game should be a snoozer. If we struggle from 3, their height could cause us real problems.

Wake has had 2 starters foul out in four games; Hoard against Miami and Brown against GT; and they have four players averaging nearly 3 fouls per game. Aggressive play by the Hokies could be a good thing in this game. As usual KJB needs to limit fouls; so he can stay on the court. Without him, we may have real problems rebounding.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Wake is not a 3 Pt team. Although they shoot about 20 3's per game, they only make 5.

85% day from 3 confirmed.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

They played their best game of the season against NC State on Tuesday. I expect them to have a huge letdown after that game, especially on the road and in a good environment

Is this gonna be blacked out on the espn app again?

Regardless of where you live or what cable/streaming service you have (me= Arlington & SlingTV) I've watched every game via a stream from reddit.com/r/ncaaBBallStreams/, as all the games have been blacked out on ACCExtra for me.

They usually post about 15 mins before the game starts.

The Cup is going nowhere Mikey!

I'll check it out, thanks!

May be a little late for this game, but the HD stream from sports24.fun has worked for every game I've needed it this season

Glad to see us wrap up this win, we'd been in a bit of a rut with GT and UVA, glad to see us able to ease into a win today

The Cup is going nowhere Mikey!

Fyi for those in the northeast the game is on YES here in NJ.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

In the Pittsburgh area, it's on ATT Sportsnet, which is channel 659 on Directv. May miss the beginning as they are showing Pitt-Syracuse now.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Why in the world are they just sitting on this 10 point game

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Both teams fouling each other...

Is it basketball season yet?

Game's already started, yet Watch ESPN still shows "Your Event is About to Begin." Come the hell on already

I imagine some of you North Carolinians who got stuck with Wake Forest/NC St. game over the VT/UVA game Tuesday know more about WF than I do.

Becoming increasingly annoying getting blacked out in the 757.

Also blacked out in Key friggin West.

Why?

Anyone know what channel is showing this game in roanoke/Blacksburg? Blacked out on ESPN and not on CW

NBC Sports Washington?

Go ACC/Raycom! They're showing Gt-Louisville in the 757 , with ESPN blacking VT out online just for good measure. Top notch planning there. I think it's the third game this season Raycom has stopped me from watching the Hokies in the 757.

Update for those of you not able to watch:

At 12:54 VT13 - WF13

VT D looking like it did against UVA. Bad rotation leading to open shots and bad fouls

Is it basketball season yet?

Big fan of allowing the opposing teams. Let's see how it works out.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

God damn our 3 pt defense is terrible

VB born, class of '14

Damn, really need to tighten up on defense

Wake shooting 60% from 3 to stay in the game. They are getting wide open looks.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Do opposing teams shoot like 98% from three against us? /s

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

You left out the first word "How"

I think we know the how!!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

I get that we don't have any size but I really wish we didn't double the post every single time

Stop doubling the post and just play solid D. Smh

VB born, class of '14

I'm glad Robinson saw the ball go through but these past four games have been extremely sloppy from him. Hopefully he can get out of the slump.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

This should be more alarming to people than what it is. Robinson hasn't had a "good game" by his standards at least since mid-December. I don't know if he's playing thru an injury, something off court on his mind, or just a run of the mill basketball funk, but some thing is off with him. He isn't having the same impact on games we saw last year and games earlier this year. We definitely need him to be at his peak if we want to go beyond the goal of just being a team that makes the Tournament. We've got enough talent if everyone plays their A game, but our margins are razor thin since we have no depth without Nolley and Clarke. If one guy is off, it's gonna be hard to stay at the top of the ACC when we play the better teams. It was nice seeing Bede having probably his best game of the year so maybe he can continue to step up, but still. It's best if 5 is at his best.

Technical fouls on dunks always amuse me.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Lol finally a T not on us

VB born, class of '14

Fam! Have we seen Buzz this fired up yet this season?

Is it basketball season yet?

Great final 10 to close out of half. 7 guys contributing, but only NAW in double figures. If 5 can get going and two others can step up and get into double figures I think we roll in the second half.

Wake has taken 20 free throws, while we have taken 6. Thats the difference in it being a 10 point game and a 15-20 point game.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I think we have seen the best Wake has. I expect them to fade in the second half. Tech should win going away.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Stats at the Half:

Hokies doing well from distance going 6-14 for 43% while holding the Deacs to 36%.
NAW leads all scorers with 12, followed by Hill and 5 with 7 each.
Hokies have 11 fouls, 2 each by Hill, Horne, KBJ, 5 and Outlaw, 1 by Wilkins, so it's not great that the 3 forwards have 2 fouls each.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

hopefully blackshear won't do a stupid foul in the first minute of the 2nd half

Go Hokies

I love how we've all accepted that our starting PG's name is just a number now.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

Anyone know what happened to the third ref????

..../s

Hurt his knee. Tripped over one of the lines on the court.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

hurt his knee (felt something pop) in the first minute or two of the game. said he couldn't continue.

Go Hokies

The white ref is terrible.

checking in from the Emergency room. Things worse than ever. Yay fun times.

You should see a couple of officials there really soon. The two in Blacksburg are missing eyes and are in dire need of medical attention.

Edit: Also, I hope you get well really soon.

Is it basketball season yet?

Love blackshear but man does he have about four super "clumsy hands" moments a game

Bede is putting in some solid minutes running the show with 5 out.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Agreed. After seeing Bede play extended minutes at PG I'm feeling a lot better about his future as starter there

Agree with you guys, to have that defense, shiftiness, and handles and we've seen bursts of scoring potential I think he'll step into the role just fine next year

Those refs were determined to get WF back in the game. Good job by the team (especially NAW) for keeping the gas pedal down to finish the game!

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

keys to victory...
more assists than turnovers... 15-11
over 70% from free throw line... 81.8%
42.3% from 3pt
56.9% FG
scored more points than opponent!

Go Hokies

God I love watching this team pull away in the second half.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

The one ref had a mad on for us for some reason. He was getting booed in Cassell, the other guy was at least fair.

Whelp, we won. And (most importantly) LOLUVA got Dook'd.

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

*sees UVA lost....but Dook won*

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

I think a reversed Alonzo Mourning gif will fit this statement a lot better

When in doubt. Nap it out

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I think LOLUVA losing to Dook vs the alternative is the lesser of 2 evils.

Waho's suck
Uva swallows