2011–12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team

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2011–12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2011–12 record 13–18 (4–12 ACC)
Head coach Jeff Bzdelik (2nd season)
Assistant coach Jeff Battle
Assistant coach Rusty LaRue
Assistant coach Walt Corbean
Home arena LJVM Coliseum
Seasons
« 2010–11 2012–13 »
2011–12 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 North Carolina 14 2   .875     32 6   .842
#14 Duke 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
#15 Florida State 12 4   .750     25 10   .714
Virginia 9 7   .563     22 10   .688
#20 NC State 9 7   .563     24 13   .649
Miami (FL) 9 7   .563     20 13   .606
Clemson 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
Maryland 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Virginia Tech 4 12   .250     16 17   .485
Wake Forest 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Georgia Tech 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
Boston College 4 12   .250     9 22   .290
2012 ACC Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2012; Rankings from Coaches Poll

The 2011–12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team will represent Wake Forest University in the 2011–2012 NCAA college basketball season. The Head Coach is Jeff Bzdelik, who will be coaching in his second season at Wake Forest. The team will play its home games at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. After another below .500 season, Athletic Director Ron Wellman reaffirmed with an, "Oh, Heavens Yes" that his long time close friend Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik will continue to be the coach of the Wake Forest Men's Basketball team for the foreseeable future. In Bzdelik's first 2 seasons, 7 players have transferred from the program, while Bzdelik has managed to win only 5 ACC games.

Previous season[edit]

Wake finished the 2010–11 season 8–24, 1–15 in ACC play and lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Recruiting[edit]

Wake Forest has a 3-man recruiting class for 2011.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anthony Fields
Guard
Detroit, Michigan Quality Education Academy (NC) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jan 5, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Chase Fischer
Guard
Ripley, West Virginia Ripley High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) May 5, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Daniel Green
Forward
Colleyville, Texas Grapevine High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Nov 2, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2011–12 Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Chennault, TonyTony Chennault 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Neumann-Goretti High School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C 33 Desrosiers, CarsonCarson Desrosiers 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Central Catholic High School (MA) Windham, New Hampshire
G 2 Fields, AnthonyAnthony Fields 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Quality Education Academy (NC) Detroit, Michigan
G 10 Fischer, ChaseChase Fischer 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Ripley High School Ripley, West Virginia
F 35 Glass, RyanRyan Glass 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Summit Country Day School Cincinnati, Ohio
F 41 Godwin, BrooksBrooks Godwin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Mount Tabor High School Winston-Salem, North Carolina
F 4 Green, DanielDaniel Green 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Grapevine High School Colleyville, Texas
G 11 Harris, C. J.C. J. Harris 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Mount Tabor High School Winston-Salem, North Carolina
G 43 Ingle, AaronAaron Ingle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Christ School Weaverville, North Carolina
G 42 Jennings, SpencerSpencer Jennings 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Herbert Henry Dow High School Midland, Michigan
F 45 Keenan, RyanRyan Keenan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Westbury Christian School Bellaire, Texas
F 30 McKie, TravisTravis McKie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So John Marshall High School Richmond, Virginia
F 25 Mescheriakov, NikitaNikita Mescheriakov 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr St. John's Prospect Hall Minsk, Belarus
F 52 Niedrich, DougDoug Niedrich 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Adlai E. Stevenson HS Kildeer, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-03-08

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition
November 4*
7:00 pm
Ferrum College W 82–43 
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
Regular Season
November 13*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Loyola (MD) W 75–63  1–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
November 16*
7:00 pm, RSN
Georgia Southern W 81–72  2–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
November 20*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
NC Central W 93–79  3–0
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
November 24*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Dayton
Old Spice Classic
L 76–80  3–1
HP Field House
Orlando, FL
November 25*
7:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Arizona State
2011 Old Spice Classic
L 56–84  3–2
HP Field House
Orlando, FL
November 27*
11:30 am, ESPN3
vs. Texas Tech
2011 Old Spice Classic
W 70–61  4–2
HP Field House
Orlando, FL
November 30*
9:15 pm, ESPNU
at Nebraska
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
W 55–53  5–2
Bob Devaney Sports Center
Lincoln, NE
December 3*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Richmond L 62–70  5–3
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
December 7*
7:00 pm
at High Point W 87–83  6–3
Millis Athletic Convocation Center
High Point, NC
December 10*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
at Seton Hall L 54–68  6–4
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
December 18*
1:00 pm, theACC.com
Gardner–Webb W 67–59  7–4
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
December 21*
7:00 pm, theACC.com
UNC Wilmington W 87–78  8–4
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
December 29*
7:00 pm, theACC.com
Yale W 72–71  9–4
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 2*
7:00 pm, RSN
Wofford L 52–56  9–5
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 7
12:00 pm, ACC Network
Virginia Tech W 58–55  10–5 (1–0)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 11
7:00 pm, RSN
at Maryland L 64–70  10–6 (1–1)
Comcast Center
College Park, MD
January 14
1:00 pm, ACC Network
North Carolina State L 40–76  10–7 (1–2)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 19
7:00 pm, ESPN
at #4 Duke L 73–91  10–8 (1–3)
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, NC
January 21
12:00 pm, ACC Network
at Boston College W 71–56  11–8 (2–3)
Conte Forum
Chestnut Hill, MA
January 25
7:00 pm, RSN
Florida State L 52–75  11–9 (2–4)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
January 28
12:00 pm, ACC Network
at Clemson L 60–71  11–10 (2–5)
Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, SC
January 31
9:00 pm, ESPNU
#6 North Carolina L 53–68  11–11 (2–6)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 4
1:00 pm, ACC Network
at North Carolina State L 76–87  11–12 (2–7)
RBC Center
Raleigh, NC
February 8
7:30 pm, RSN
at #20 Virginia L 44–68  11–13 (2–8)
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
February 11
4:00 pm, RSN
Clemson L 58–78  11–14 (2–9)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 15
7:30 pm, RSN
Georgia Tech W 59–50  12–14 (3–9)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 18
1:00 pm, RSN
at Miami L 56–74  12–15 (3–10)
BankUnited Center
Coral Gables, FL
February 25
1:00 pm, RSN
Boston College W 85–56  13–15 (4–10)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
February 28
9:00 pm, ESPNU
#3 Duke L 71–79  13–16 (4–11)
LJVM Coliseum
Winston-Salem, NC
March 3
1:00 pm, ACC Network
at Georgia Tech L 62–69  13–17 (4–12)
Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
ACC Tournament
March 8
12:00 pm, ESPNU/ACC Network
vs. Maryland
First Round
L 60–82  13–18 (4–12)
Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time[1].

Leaders by Game[edit]

  • Team Season Highs in Bold.
Game Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Loyola (MD.) Harris (20) Desrosiers (10) Fields (3) McKie (3) Desrosiers (8)
Georgia Southern McKie (23) McKie (7) Chennault/Fields (4) Chennault/Harris (4) Desrosiers (3)
NC Central McKie (25) McKie (7) Chennault (6) Chennault/Fischer (2) Desrosiers/Mescheriakov (1)
Dayton McKie (20) 3 Tied (6) Fields/Harris (4) McKie (2) Desrosiers/McKie (2)
Arizona State Harris (17) Harris (5) Harris (2) 5 Tied (1) Desrosiers (2)
Texas Tech Harris/McKie (20) McKie (9) Harris (5) Chennault (3) Desrosiers/Green (2)
Nebraska Desrosiers/Fischer (13) Desrosiers (12) Harris (5) 3 Tied (1) Desrosiers (2)
Richmond McKie (25) McKie (7) 4 Tied (2) Fischer (2) Desrosiers (4)
High Point Chennault/Harris (20) Mescheriakov (7) Chennault (6) Fields/Harris (2) Desrosiers (3)
Seton Hall McKie (17) McKie (7) Chennault (2) Desrosiers/Harris (1) Desrosiers/Walker (1)
Gardner-Webb Harris (18) Walker (9) Chennault/Mescheriakov (3) Chennault/Fischer (2) Desrosiers/Walker (1)
UNC-Wilmington Harris (23) Desrosiers (11) Harris (4) Harris/McKie (2) 3 tied (1)
Yale Harris (23) Desrosiers (10) Chennault (6) Harris (3) Desrosiers (3)
Wofford McKie (25) Walker (12) Mescheriakov/Walker (3) McKie (2) Desrosiers/Walker (3)
Virginia Tech Harris (13) McKie (15) Harris (4) 3 tied (1) Desrosiers (4)
Maryland McKie (25) Walker (9) Chennault (4) Chennault (1) Walker (8)
NC State Harris (10) Walker (7) Chennault (3) Harris/Walker (1) Walker (3)
Duke Harris (20) McKie (10) Harris (3) Chennault (3) Walker (4)
Boston College McKie (20) Walker (11) Chennault (6) Harris (3) Walker (6)
Florida State Harris (16) McKie (9) Chennault (3) 4 tied (1) Walker (4)
Clemson Harris (19) McKie (12) 3 tied (3) McKie (2) Walker (3)
North Carolina Harris (19) McKie (13) Chennault/Mescheriakov (3) Chennault/Harris (1) Walker (3)
NC State Harris (21) Chennault (7) Chennault (6) Fischer (2) Walker (2)
Virginia McKie (16) Desrosiers/McKie (6) Chennault/Mescheriakov (3) Desrosiers (2) Desrosiers/McKie (1)
Clemson Harris (18) Chennault/McKie (4) McKie (3) 3 tied (2) Desrosiers (2)
Georgia Tech McKie (23) McKie (11) Harris (6) Chennault (3) Walker (4)
Miami Harris (14) McKie (6) Harris (5) Fischer/Harris (2) Walker (2)
Boston College Harris (23) Desrosiers (7) 3 tied (4) Harris/McKie (2) Walker (2)
Duke Chennault/Mescheriakov (18) Desrosiers/Mescheriakov (5) Mescheriakov (4) Harris (2) Walker (2)
Georgia Tech Harris (17) Mescheriakov (5) Mescheriakov (7) Mescheriakov (1) Desrosiers (4)
Maryland McKie (22) McKie (8) Mescheriakov (4) Harris (3) Desrosiers (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011–12 Schedule." wakeforestsports.com. Retrieved on August 24, 2011.