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
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 represented Wake Forest University in the 2011–2012 NCAA college basketball season. The head coach was Jeff Bzdelik, who was coaching in his second season at Wake Forest. The team played its home games at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. After another below .500 season, Athletic Director Ron Wellman reaffirmed with an, "Oh, Heavens Yes" that his longtime close friend Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik woukd 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 transferred from the program, while Bzdelik 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.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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 Previous school Hometown
G 1 Tony Chennault 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Neumann-Goretti High School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
C 33 Carson Desrosiers 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Central Catholic High School (MA) Windham, New Hampshire
G 2 Anthony Fields 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Quality Education Academy (NC) Detroit, Michigan
G 10 Chase Fischer 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Ripley High School Ripley, West Virginia
F 35 Ryan Glass 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Summit Country Day School Cincinnati, Ohio
F 41 Brooks Godwin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Mount Tabor High School Winston-Salem, North Carolina
F 4 Daniel Green 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Grapevine High School Colleyville, Texas
G 11 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 Aaron Ingle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Christ School Weaverville, North Carolina
G 42 Spencer Jennings 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Herbert Henry Dow High School Midland, Michigan
F 45 Ryan Keenan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Westbury Christian School Bellaire, Texas
F 30 Travis McKie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So John Marshall High School Richmond, Virginia
F 25 Nikita Mescheriakov 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr St. John's Prospect Hall Minsk, Belarus
F 52 Doug 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 No. 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
No. 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 No. 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
No. 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.