Who is Wake Forest? Now we know, Deacons top Tar Heels 92-89

Posted by Andy Durham on January 12, 2009 at 10:14 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Wake Forest edges North Carolina in battle of top four teams.

There is no re-match this year and what a shame. The teams will not meet again in the regular season, and the Heels are at 0-2 in the league. Wake deserves much credit for the win, but North Carolina did a have a terrible shooting night. The Duke-North Carolina game will be bigger in fan appeal, it always is.

Nice job by Wake, but remember the conference wars have just begun and next up for Wake Forest is Boston College, who Dino Gaudio said the Demon Deacons have never beaten up there and Carolina has to travel to Virginia, always a tough place to play and again look out, the Heels are already at (0-2) in the league.

This will be a banner year for ACC Basketball. Here’s more on last night from our good friends at theacc.com:
Wake Forest edges North Carolina in battle of top four teams.

No. 4 Deacons Top No. 3 Tar Heels, 92-89

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points and No. 4 Wake Forest held on to beat third-ranked North Carolina 92-89 on Sunday night.

Chas McFarland matched a season high with 20 points for the Demon Deacons (14-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who remained one of three unbeatens in Division I and matched the 1980-81 team that also won its first 14 games.

Danny Green scored 22 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 17 on 3-of-12 shooting — he went without a field goal in the second half for the Tar Heels (14-2, 0-2).

In a span of eight days, the once-unanimous No. 1 team in the nation has lost two of three and shares last place in the ACC with Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels have lost its first two league games for the first time since 1996-97, when they started 0-3.

North Carolina has been hampered by the absence of top defender Marcus Ginyard, who missed his second game in a row and has been slow to recover from offseason foot surgery.


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