WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Claim your spot, Deacon Nation! The Wake Forest men’s and women’s basketball season tickets are now on sale.
 
Claim your season ticket today at GoDeacs.com/tickets or by calling the Wake Forest Ticket Office at 336-758-3322.
 
Women’s basketball season tickets start at just $60 while men’s basketball has a variable pricing model with season tickets as low as $199.
 
Along with your purchase of a women’s basketball season ticket package this season there are many added benefits exclusive only to those who buy season tickets. Admission to all home games for this price Additional perks include:

  • A lunch or dinner opportunity with the Wake Forest women’s basketball team
  • Access to The Blue Ridge Room for free light refreshments and snacks before and during select home games
  • “Season Ticket Holder of the Game”

    • A season ticket holder will be recognized at each game
    • They will be brought onto the floor during a quarter break or timeout to be recognized
    • They will be presented with a signed picture of the team
    • They will also have videoboard graphics made for them as well

New for this season, men’s basketball will be offering a fan-friendly lower level season ticket option at just $375 per seat. 
 
Season Openers Announced
Opening Night for both basketball seasons is almost 100 days away with the new season for both teams scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
 
Entering his fifth season in DEACTOWN, Steve Forbes and an exciting roster highlighted by a returning veteran core will start their season against Coppin State. The third season of the Gebbia era with returning veterans and added graduate transfers will begin against Queens. 
 
Game times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
 
Women’s Basketball Preseason Overview
Megan Gebbia enters her third season as the head coach of the Wake Forest women’s basketball program, looking to build off the first two years of experience with a strong core returning and the addition of transfer veterans.
 
During the 2023-24 season, the Demon Deacons were challenged against one of the top-10 toughest schedules in the country. This includes 11 games against NET top-50 teams and 23 teams in the NET top-100.
 
The Demon Deacons will be led by rising fifth-year Elise Williams who put on a show at the end of last season. Williams, who is averaging 13.3 points per game over the course of the entire season, played some of her best basketball during the month February:
 









Stat Average/Percentage
Points Per Game 18.1 PPG
Rebounds Per Game 5.6 RPG
Steals Per Game 2.6 SPG
Three-Point Percentage 44.4 pct.
Free Throw Percentage 79.5 pct.

 
Those numbers helped Williams become the 31st player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark and she goes into the season ranked 28th in scoring in program history with 1,065 career points.
 
Williams led the team with 47 threes made over the course of the season. Overall, Wake Forest knocked down 204 threes during last season which ranks fourth in program history:
 









Rank Single-Season Threes Made Year
1. 275 2004-05
2. 227 2022-23
3. 215 2005-06
4. 204 2023-24
5. 195 2021-22

 
Additionally, the Deacs saw a massive uptick in free throw shooting percentage, going from 66.0 percent (343-of-520) last season to 72.5 percent (324-of-447) this season.
 
Not only did the Deacs have a resurgent season at the line but one of the best in program history:









Rank Single-Season FT Percentage Year
1. .753 (461-of-612) 2004-05
2. .741 (317-of-428) 2020-21
3. .725 (324-of-447) 2023-24
4. .724 (397-of-548) 2005-06
5. .719 (323-of-449) 1993-94

 
Men’s Basketball Preseason Overview
Exciting Core Set to Return
In addition to Hunter Sallis’ recent announcement that he is returning for his final season, Wake Forest welcomes back a key group of returners for last season including Efton Reid III, Cameron Hildreth, Parker Friedrichsen and Marqus Marion. They will look to build on the success last season that included reaching the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals for the 57th time in program history and helping them earn a place in the National Invitation Tournament where Wake Forest advanced to the second round.
 
In Case You Missed It
Earlier this year, Wake Forest announced the home and away opponents for the conference slate of the 2024-25 schedule. The Deacs will host all three Big Four schools inside LJVM this season, and will also host newcomer Stanford. In addition, fans can catch matchups against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Florida State, Pitt and Virginia at home in Winston-Salem. 
 
 Official dates and times of conference games will be released at a later date.
 
Additionally, the program recently unveiled its non-conference schedule on July 5, set to hold six such showings at home during the first portion of the season.
 
New Year, New Faces
Tre’Von Spillers, a highly athletic and active forward, stands at 6′ 7” and was named First Team All-Sun Belt at App State University during the 2023-24 season after helping lead the Mountains to a 27-7 overall record. He ultimately racked up 12 double-doubles for the year, the most by an App State individual in program history since the 1980-81 season. 
 
Davin Cosby holds shooting prowess from beyond the arc and competed for the Alabama Crimson Tide this past year. The Richmond, Virginia native was a four-star prospect in high school and finished his prep career in the state of North Carolina at Word of God Christian Academy. 
 
Omaha Biliew hails from the state of Iowa and spent his first collegiate season at Iowa State University. Recognized as the 2023 Gatorade Iowa Boys Basketball Player of the Year, he played as a consensus five-star recruit during his high school tenure, making appearances in the McDonald’s All-American Game and represented Team USA internationally at the 2023 FIBA Men’s U-19 World Cup, in addition to the Nike Hoops Summit in both 2022 and 2023. 
 
Ty’Laur Johnson comes from in-conference Louisville, having competed in 30 games for the Cardinals as a freshman in 2023-24. He led the team in assists and steals while also ranking 10th and 13th among all ACC players in assists and steals, respectively. 
 
Churchill Abass played at DePaul as a freshman, making starts in 13 of 30 appearances. Before his college days, the 6’9 forward attended the NBA Africa Academy and broke out as a four-star prospect. 
 
Building on Excellence
Last season, the Demon Deacons defeated five teams that reached the NCAA Tournament including three wins over Elite Eight teams and a win over a Final Four team.
 
This core provided an exciting environment for Deacon Nation all year long. Wake Forest saw a resurgence in season attendance numbers this season with 164,931 fans packing Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This marked the highest total attendance since the 2014-15 season when Wake Forest hosted 174,336 fans during the 2014-15 season.
 
The 17 home wins this season are the second-most in program history, trailing just the 2021-22 season when the Demon Deacons finished with an impressive home of 18-2:
 
Single-Season Home Wins in Program History:
Rank                Wins                Season
1                      18                    2021-22
2.                     17                    2023-24
T3.                   16                    2004-05
T3.                   16                    2002-03
5.                     15                    2007-08
T6.                   14                    2013-14
T6.                   14                    2008-09
T6.                   14                    1995-96
T6.                   14                    1993-94
 
For the first time since 1995-97, Wake Forest has finished with 10 or more ACC wins in three consecutive seasons. Additionally, the 34 ACC wins during that three-year period marked the most since the 2003-05 run and when the Demon Deacons had 35 ACC wins.
 
Additionally with the win against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament, Wake Forest reached the 20-win mark for the second time in the last three years. The 65 wins over the last three seasons mark the most wins in a three-year stretch since the 2002-03 to 2004-05 run.
 
Wake Forest holds an impressive 48-7 record at home since the start of the 2021-22 season including a 17-2 mark last season, the best since having the most home wins in program history during the 2021-22 season when Wake Forest finished with a mark of 18-2. 
 
Additionally, it is the first time since the 2008-09 season that the Deacs have had one or fewer losses at LJVM Coliseum. The Demon Deacons overall wins since the start of the 2021-22 season rank second in the country and leads the ACC during that time frame:
 
Rank    Team               Home Wins                  Winning Percentage
1          Houston            49                                .942
2          Wake Forest     48                                .887
T3        Arizona            47                                .940
T3        Texas               47                                .855
T5        Saint Mary’s     46                                .885
T5        Kentucky          46                                .852
T5        Kansas             46                                .939
T5        Duke                46                                .885
T5        Purdue              46                                .939
T10      Vermont           45                                .957
T10      Auburn             45                                .938
T10      UConn             45                                .918
T10      Grand Canyon  45                                .882
T10      Iowa State        45                                .849
T10      Providence       45                                .849
T10      UAB                45                                .833



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