One of the more anticipated conference tournaments of the college basketball postseason got underway on Wednesday as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons got things kicked off in Greensboro in the 2014 ACC Tournament, with the Demon Deacs getting into the second round with an 81-69 win over the Irish.
This was the Demon Deacons first ACC tourney victory since 2007, and pushed their record to 17-15 on the season.
Wake Forest was led in this one by the play of Devin Thomas, who was spectacular as he finished with a double-double, dropping in 19 points and adding in 10 rebounds in the winning effort.
Scoring-wise in this one, the team was led by Coron Thomas who added in 25 points of his own as the Demon Deacons earned the right to keep on playing in Greensboro.
Notre Dame’s first season in the ACC was not as successful as they would have hoped, finishing up their inaugural campaign at 15-17 overall on the season.
But, for now, the Demon Deacons’ hopes for an ACC title are still alive and well.