The conference portion of Wake Forest’s 2022-23 basketball season has been released.
As always, the Deacs will face Duke and NC State home and away, and this season Wake Forest will also face Boston College, Clemson, UNC and Notre Dame home and away.
As the font continues to be way too small on these calendar releases, I’m going to run through the calendar below. Personally, I don’t quite understand why the actual calendar on the calendar post chart is reduced to one-third of the entire image, but I digress.
ACC Schedule 2022-23
Friday, December 2: @Clemson
Tuesday, December 20: Duke
Saturday, December 31: Virginia Tech
Wednesday, January 4: @ North Carolina
Saturday January 7: @ Louisville
Wednesday, January 11: State of Florida
Saturday January 14: @ Boston College
Tuesday, January 17: Clemson
Saturday January 21: Virginia
Wednesday, January 25: @Pitt
Saturday, January 28: NC State
Tuesday, January 31: @ Duke
Saturday, February 4: @ Notre Dame
Tuesday, February 7: North Carolina
Saturday, February 11: Georgia Tech
Saturday, February 18: @ Miami
Wednesday, Feb. 22: @ NC State
Saturday February 25: Notre Dame
Tuesday, February 28: Boston College
Saturday March 4: @ Syracuse
Home games: Duke, VT, FSU, Clemson, UVA, NC State, UNC, GT, ND, BC
Away games: Clemson, UNC, Louisville, BC, Pitt, Duke, ND, Miami, NC State, Syracuse
At a glance, it’s a pretty even schedule — the Deacs never have more than two home or road games in a row. Two ACC home games including one against Duke over the Christmas break are unfortunate, but not uncommon for Wake. Obviously, we don’t know for sure yet which teams will be good this season, but it doesn’t look like there are a lot of really tough moments in this schedule. If I had to guess, I’d say the toughest stretch would be Jan. 4-11 with @UNC, @Louisville, and FSU at home, and even that pretty much depends on how the Cards and Noles bounce back this season.
Hopefully the Deacs can build on their success from last season and finally return to the NCAA Tournament.