Tonight's 82-69 win over North Carolina in the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill naturally led to happy memories of the even sweeter January 11, 2009, 92-89 victory over the Tar Heels in the Joel Coliseum. Jon's photo (the blog was there even before it was a blog) captures the moment of victory, just before the Deacons fans rushed the floor. The ESPN headline read: Demon Deacons Limit Tar Heels to 35 percent shooting to remain unbeaten. The Deacons had not defeated the Tar Heels at the Joel since January 15, 2005. Jon, here are the answers to your questions: Carolina leads the all-time series with Wake, 151-64. Carolina is 70-18 at home in the series and 17-4 in the Smith Center. Wake Forest's last win in the Smith Center came in triple-overtime in December of 2003. And guess what? It was Roy Williams' very first ACC game.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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