Monday, March 09, 2015 03:00 PM

WAKE FOREST’S DANNY MANNING SET FOR ACC DEBUT AT HOME

GREENSBORO

When Wake Forest takes the floor for the second game of the 2015 ACC tournament Tuesday afternoon against Virginia Tech, Deacons head coach Danny Manning will accomplish a first.

It will be the first ACC tournament game that Manning has attended in person.

Despite growing up in Greensboro, where he starred for Page High School, and being the son of a professional basketball player, it’s somewhat surprising that Manning never ventured into the Coliseum for the ACC tournament. He talked about those days Monday after his 11th-seeded Deacons (13-18, 5-13 ACC) wrapped up their practice session. They will play 15th seed Virginia Tech (10-21, 2-16) at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, following the 1 p.m. contest between 12th seed Boston College (12-18, 4-14) and 13th seed Georgia Tech (12-18, 3-15).

“I remember coming to this building a lot to watch my father play,” Manning said of his father Ed, who played for the Carolina Cougars in the old ABA. “And I played some high school games here.”

But that was as close to the ACC that Manning ever came. Despite being a major recruiting target of such ACC stalwarts as North Carolina and N.C. State in the early 1980s, Manning ended up at Kansas ...

News source: http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/wake-forest/article13147982.html

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