2008–09 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team

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2008–09 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
2008 Anaheim Classic Champions
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #12
2008–09 record 24–7 (11–5 ACC)
Head coach Dino Gaudio
Assistant coach Jeff Battle
Assistant coach Pat Kelsey
Assistant coach Mike Muse
Home arena LJVM Coliseum
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 North Carolina 13 3   .813     34 4   .895
#6 Duke 11 5   .688     30 7   .811
#12 Wake Forest 11 5   .688     24 7   .774
#16 Florida State 10 6   .625     25 10   .714
#24 Clemson 9 7   .563     23 9   .719
Boston College 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Maryland 7 9   .438     21 14   .600
Virginia Tech 7 9   .438     19 15   .559
Miami (FL) 7 9   .438     19 13   .594
North Carolina State 6 10   .375     16 14   .533
Virginia 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Georgia Tech 2 14   .125     12 19   .387
† ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008–09 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team represented Wake Forest University in the 2008–09 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team's head coach was Dino Gaudio. he team played its home games in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

On January 19, the Deacons took the top spot in both the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll and the Associated Press poll, making it the second time in program history a Wake Forest team was number one in the country.

Wake Forest finished the regular season with a record of 24–5, and 11–5 in the ACC, which tied them with Duke. The Demon Deacons received the number two seed in the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament in a tiebreaker over Duke because of their victory against number one seed North Carolina.

Preseason[edit]

In the preseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll the Demon Deacons were ranked #24.[1]

Roster[edit]

# Name Position Height Class Hometown Last School
1 Al-Farouq Aminu Forward 6'9" Freshman Norcross, Georgia Norcross
30 Brett Bitove Guard 6'3" Freshman Toronto, Ontario Benjamin School (FL)
2 Gary Clark Guard 6'4" Sophomore Sarasota, Florida Montverde Academy
35 Ben Davis Guard 6'3" Sophomore St. Louis, Missouri Westminster Christian Academy
41 Brooks Godwin Forward 6'5" Freshman Winston-Salem, North Carolina Mount Tabor
4 Harvey Hale Guard 6'3" Senior Albuquerque, New Mexico Rio Grande
52 Bobby Hoekstra Forward 6'7" Senior Lewisville, North Carolina Forsyth Country Day School
23 James Johnson Forward 6'9" Sophomore Cheyenne, Wyoming Cheyenne East
20 Mike Lepore Guard 6'1" Senior Flemington, New Jersey Lawrenceville Prep
13 Chas McFarland Center 7'0" Junior Lovington, Illinois Worcester Academy
25 Jimmy McQuilkin Guard 5'10" Senior Columbia, Maryland Atholton
10 Ishmael Smith Guard 6'0" Junior Concord, North Carolina Central Cabarrus
0 Jeff Teague Guard 6'2" Sophomore Indianapolis, Indiana Pike
40 Ty Walker Center 7'0" Freshman Wilmington, North Carolina New Hanover
44 David Weaver Forward/Center 6'11" Redshirt Junior Black Mountain, North Carolina Owen
42 L. D. Williams Guard 6'4" Junior Yadkinville, North Carolina Montverde Academy
55 Tony Woods Center 6'11" Freshman Rome, Georgia Rome

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
November 14*
7:00 p.m.
#21 North Carolina Central W 94–48  1–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
November 19*
7:00 p.m., ACC Select
#20 UNC Wilmington W 120–88  2–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
November 24*
8:00 p.m., ACC Select
#19 Winston-Salem State W 62–31  3–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
November 27*
4:30 p.m., ESPN2
#19 vs. Cal State Fullerton
2008 Anaheim Classic
W 75–69  4–0
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
November 28*
3:45 p.m., ESPNU
#19 vs. UTEP
2008 Anaheim Classic
W 82–79  5–0
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
November 30*
10:30 p.m., ESPN2
#19 vs. Baylor
2008 Anaheim Classic
W 87–74  6–0
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
December 3*
7:15 p.m., ESPN
#15 Indiana
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
W 83–58  7–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
December 6*
7:30 p.m.
#15 Bucknell W 81–52  8–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
December 14*
4:00 p.m., FSN
#11 Wright State W 66–53  9–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
December 19*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
#10 at Richmond W 86–79  10–0
Robins Center
Richmond, VA
December 22*
7:00 p.m., MASN
#6 at East Carolina W 95–54  11–0
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Greenville, NC
December 30*
7:00 p.m., ACC Select
#6 Radford W 83–61  12–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 3*
8:00 p.m., The Mountain
#6 at Brigham Young W 94–87  13–0
Marriott Center
Provo, UT
January 11
8:00 p.m., FSN
#4 #3 North Carolina W 92–89  14–0 (1–0)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 14
9:00 p.m., Raycom
#2 at Boston College W 83–63  15–0 (2–0)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
January 17
9:00 p.m., ABC
#2 at #10 Clemson W 78–68  16–0 (3–0)
Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, SC
January 21
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
#1 Virginia Tech L 78–71  16–1 (3–1)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 28
7:00 p.m., ESPN
#6 #1 Duke W 70–68  17–1
(4–1)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 31
12:00 p.m., Raycom
#6 at Georgia Tech L 76–74  17–2
(4–2)
Alexander Memorial Coliseum
Atlanta, GA
February 4
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
#7 at Miami L 79–52  17–3
(4–3)
BankUnited Center
Coral Gables, FL
February 8
4:00 p.m., Raycom
#7 Boston College W 93–76  18–3
(5–3)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 11
7:00 p.m., ACC Select
#7 at North Carolina State L 82–76  18–4
(5–4)
RBC Center
Raleigh, NC
February 14
4:00 p.m., Raycom
#7 #25 Florida State W 86–63  19–4
(6–4)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 18
7:30 p.m., ACC Select
#8 Georgia Tech W 87–69  20–4
(7–4)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 22
7:45 p.m., FSN
#8 at #9 Duke L 101–91  20–5
(7–5)
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
February 26
7:45 p.m., Raycom
#13 North Carolina State W 85–78  21–5
(8–5)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 28
8:00 p.m., Raycom
#13 at Virginia W 70–60  22–5
(9–5)
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
March 3
9:00 p.m., FSN Regional
#10 at Maryland W 65–63  23–5
(10–5)
Comcast Center
College Park, MD
March 8
6:00 p.m., FSN
#10 #18 Clemson W 96–88  24–5
(11–5)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
March 13
7:00 p.m., ESPN2/Raycom
#8 vs. Maryland
ACC Tournament Quarterfinal
L 75–64  24–6
(11–5)
Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA
March 20*
9:40 p.m., CBS
#12 vs. Cleveland State
NCAA Tournament First Round
L 84–69  24–7
(11–5)
American Airlines Center
Miami, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time [2].

Leading scorer by game[edit]

Game Player
North Carolina Central Aminu (21)
UNC Wilmington Teague (31)
Winston-Salem State Teague (14)
Cal State Fullerton Teague (24)
UTEP Teague (29)
Baylor Williams (15)
Indiana Johnson (21)
Bucknell Teague (26)
Wright State Hale (17)
Richmond Teague (21)
East Carolina Aminu (21)
Radford Teague (19)
Brigham Young Teague (30)
North Carolina Teague (34)
Boston College Teague (29)
Clemson Teague (24)
Virginia Tech Teague (23)
Duke Aminu (15)
Georgia Tech Aminu (17)
Miami Teague (19)
Boston College Teague (27)
North Carolina State Johnson (21)
Florida State Aminu (17)
Georgia Tech Johnson (24)
Duke Teague (28)
NC State Johnson (28)
Virginia Aminu, McFarland, and Teague (12)
Maryland Teague (17)
Clemson Aminu and Johnson (21)
Maryland Johnson (20)
Cleveland St. Johnson (22)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wake Forest Ranked No. 24 in Preseason Coaches Poll". Wakeforestsports.com. October 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ "2008–09 Schedule." wakeforestsports.com. Retrieved on October 31, 2008.