The Demon Deacons owned the paint, outrebounding the Seminoles 45-25 and outscoring the `Noles 32-16 inside on the offensive end.
Wake Forest led for the entire game, and used 12-2 run in the first half and a 14-0 run in the second half to seal the victory.
Leading 11-10 midway through the first half, Wake Forest exploded for a 12-2 run to earn a double-digit lead at 23-12. Tyler Cavanaugh and C.J. Harris sparked the run with back-to-back jumpers, Harris' from 3-point range. Arnaud William Adala Moto capped the run with back-to-back layups. The Seminoles would not get within six points the rest of the way
"Once again, I want to thank our fans. 12 o'clock on a Saturday, they were here for us and that means so much to us. Just an outstanding overall effort by our basketball team defensively, on the boards, sharing the basketball, moving without the ball and getting loose balls from everyone on the team." - Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik
By the Numbers
Wake Forest shot 49 percent from the field in the game while holding Florida State to only 33 percent shooting - the worst shooting percentage for a Wake Forest opponent this season.
The Demon Deacons recorded 12 steals, tied for their highest total of the ACC season. The Deacs also had 12 steals in a win over Boston College in January.
Wake Forest turned its 13 offensive rebounds into 19 second-chance points. The Seminoles had only one second-chance point in the game.
Devin Thomas had a true stat-stuffing game for the Deacons, grabbing eight rebounds, scoring seven points, earning four steals, dishing out three assists and blocking two shots.
Wake Forest's 25-point win over 2012 ACC champion Florida State was tied for the largest margin of victory over a defending ACC champ in school history. The other 25-point win came when the Deacons topped defending champion Georgia Tech in the 1994 ACC Tournament by an identical 71-46 margin.
The Demon Deacons held an ACC opponent under 50 points for the first time since Feb. 12, 2005 when they limited Florida State to 48 points in a 87-48 win
Wake Forest will head to snowy Boston to face Boston College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC's regional sports networks and can be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network. The Demon Deacons beat the Eagles 75-72 at Joel Coliseum on Jan. 12.