NCAA Tournament March Madness

#36 Wake Forest

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Projection: first four out

Wake Forest shows a quintessential bubble team resume; on one hand, they have shown the ability to handle business comfortably against lower-tier opponents, and there's a notable win on their home floor against a top-flight opponent that signifies their potential. Yet on the flip side, their track record is spotty against higher-ranked opposition away from home, which raises questions about their consistency and ability to perform under pressure. The victory against a premier conference rival is a resume highlight, proving they can go toe-to-toe with elite teams. However, being swept in the season series by another top conference foe, indicative of struggle against the upper echelon of the conference, dents their case. Their remaining games offer contrasting opportunities: a winnable game against a lower-ranked team, which is expected but won't significantly boost their standing, and a toss-up against a top conference contender, which presents a critical chance to secure a statement win that could alter their tournament prospects markedly.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Elon308W101-78
11/10@Georgia97L80-77
11/16(N)Utah69L77-70
11/17(N)Towson166W71-61
11/19(N)LSU88L86-80
11/24Charleston So320W71-56
11/29Florida23W82-71
12/6Rutgers83W76-57
12/9NJIT338W83-59
12/18Delaware St285W88-59
12/21Presbyterian287W91-68
12/30Virginia Tech59W86-63
1/2@Boston College101W84-78
1/6Miami FL78W86-82
1/9@Florida St91L87-82
1/13Virginia67W66-47
1/16@NC State82L83-76
1/20Louisville234W90-65
1/22@North Carolina6L85-64
1/31@Pittsburgh53L77-72
2/3Syracuse63W99-70
2/6@Georgia Tech134W80-51
2/10NC State82W83-79
2/12@Duke8L77-69
2/17@Virginia67L49-47
2/20Pittsburgh53W91-58
2/24Duke8W83-79
2/27@Notre Dame127L70-65
3/2@Virginia Tech59L87-76
3/5Georgia Tech13483%
3/9Clemson1954%