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North Carolina has a long and rich history centered around college basketball and Winston-Salem is no different as the proud home to the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons and the Winston-Salem State University Rams.

From 21 NCAA tournament appearances to 14 All-American players including Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, Josh Howard, Randolph Childress, Rodney Rogers and Mugsy Bogues, WFU has a storied tradition of basketball excellence. Witness the Demon Deacons home court advantage at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum (LJVM), one of the toughest venues to pick up a road win in the ACC.

The Winston-Salem State University Rams have a tradition of excellence. Winners of the NCAA Division II Championship in 1967, and home to legendary coach Clarence E. "Bighouse" Gaines, one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball. Because of his success as a coach, teacher, and mentor, C.E. "Bighouse" Gaines was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. After 47 years of coaching, Gaines retired from WSSU in 1993, at the time having the second most career wins in college basketball history.

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Wake Forest University (7-2)

Last season started strong with a 9-3 non conference record before the brutal ACC play took it's toll on the season.  This season there is a renewed optimism for Wake Forest men's basketball program with seven players returning who average more than 10 minutes per game, four freshmen and a transfer joining the program.  

Experience some of the best basketball offered in the country.  To learn more about the season and how to purchase tickets, visit WakeForestSports.com.

View Wake Forest's schedule below (home games in bold):

  • 11/11/16 vs Radford W 80-59 
  • 11/13/16 vs Bucknell W 94-74
  • 11/17/16 at UTEP Charleston, S.C. W 103-81

    Gildan Charleston Classic
    11/18/16 Villanova Charleston, S.C. L 96-77
    11/20/16 Charleston Charleston, S.C. W 78-61

  • 11/23/16 vs Coastal Carolina W 86-74
  • 11/28/16 at Northwestern L 65-58
  • 12/03/16 at Richmond W 75-67
  • 12/06/16 vs Charlotte W 91-74
  • 12/09/16 at UNC Greensboro 7 p.m.
  • 12/17/16 at Xavier 8 p.m.
  • 12/22/16 vs LSU 9 p.m.
  • 12/28/16 at Florida State TBA
  • 12/31/16 vs Clemson 12 p.m.
  • 01/03/17 vs Boston College 7 p.m.
  • 01/08/17 at Virginia 8 p.m.
  • 01/11/17 vs North Carolina 8 p.m.
  • 01/18/17 vs Miami 8 p.m.
  • 01/21/17 at NC State 2 p.m.
  • 01/24/17 at Syracuse 8 p.m.
  • 01/28/17 vs Duke 3 p.m.
  • 01/31/17 at Boston College 7 p.m.
  • 02/04/17 vs Georgia Tech 3 p.m.
  • 02/07/17 at Notre Dame 7 p.m.
  • 02/11/17 vs NC State 12 p.m.
  • 02/14/17 at Clemson 7 p.m.
  • 02/18/17 at Duke 1 p.m.
  • 02/22/17 vs Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
  • 03/01/17 vs Louisville 9 p.m.
  • 03/04/17 at Virginia Tech 4:30 p.m.

    The 2017 ACC Tournament is March 7-11, in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the WFU website for more details. The tournament airs on ESPN and ACC networks. 


Winston-Salem State University (4-4)

The Winston-Salem State Rams compete on campus at CE Gaines Gaines Center.  To learn more about WSSU basketball at WSSURams.com.

View Winston-Salem State's schedule below (home games in bold):

WV CIAA/MEC Challenge
11/11/16 at Charleston (W.V.) @ Athens,  (L 70-57)
11/12/16 at Concord CIAA/MEC Challenge (W 93-90 OT)

  • 11/15/16 vs Lees-McRae W 83-79
  • 11/19/16 at UNC Pembroke L 86-72
  • 11/22/16 vs Morris College W 85-63
  • 11/28/16 at Catawba L 86-71
  • 11/30/16 vs UNC Pembroke L 84-62
  • 12/03/16 vs Virginia Union W 87-73
  • 12/15/16 at Lincoln (Pa.) 7:30 p.m.
  • 12/17/16 at Fairmont St 4 p.m.
  • 12/31/16 at Bowie St. 2 p.m.
  • 01/02/17 at Virginia Union 7:30 p.m.
  • 01/05/17 vs Virginia St. 7:30 p.m.
  • 01/07/17 vs Chowan 4 p.m.
  • 01/09/17 vs Elizabeth City St. 7:30 p.m.
  • 01/14/17 at St. Augustine's 4 p.m.
  • 01/18/17 vs Shaw 7:30 p.m.
  • 01/21/17 at Fayetteville St. 4 p.m.
  • 01/25/17 at Johnson C. Smith 7:30 p.m.
  • 01/28/17 vs Livingstone 4 p.m.
  • 02/01/17 at Elizabeth City St. 7 p.m.
  • 02/04/17 vs St. Augustine's 4 p.m.
  • 02/08/17 at Shaw 8 p.m.
  • 02/11/17 vs Fayetteville St. 4 p.m.
  • 02/15/17 vs Johnson C. Smith 7:30 p.m.
  • 02/18/17  at Livingstone 4 p.m.

The CIAA Conference tournament is February 20-25 in Charlotte, N.C, just 1 1/2 hours south of Winston-Salem.  To learn more about the tournament, visit http://www.ciaatournament.org


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