Lizzie Brown - Wake Forest Media Relations

The Deacs have returned to the Big Dance

Wake Forest basketball returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.

Wake Forest learned it's post-season fate Sunday, as they were selected as part of the 2017 NCAA Tournament field. 

The Deacs start play in at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday in Dayton as a No. 11 seed against fellow 11 seeded Kansas State. The winner of that game will face No. 6 seed Cincinnati. Those games will take place in Sacramento as part of the South region. 

This is the lowest seed of all time for the Deacs, but it ends a six-year post drought. The Deacs lowest seed previously was No. 9, both in 2010 and 1992. This will be Wake's 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They have a total tournament record of 28-22, with one Final Four appearance (1962). 

Stay tuned to Demon Deacon Digest this evening as we get feedback from players and staff about the Deacs selection in the NCAA Tournament. 


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