Miller-McIntyre Scores 1,000th Point in 72-70 Win over Miami
Codi Miller-McIntyre surpassed 1,000 career points.
Feb. 11, 2015

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By Jay Garneau, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Codi Miller-McIntyre became the 50th Demon Deacon to score 1,000 career points, helping Wake Forest defeat Miami 72-70 inside the LJVM Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Konstantinos Mitoglou racked up 21 points and eight rebounds, sinking 6-of-7 3-point attempts to lead the Wake Forest (12-13, 4-8 ACC) offense.

After the Demon Deacons led most of the game, Miami (15-9, 5-6 ACC) went on a 21-6 second-half run to take a 68-64 advantage with 3:20 play.

Mitoglou swished his career-high sixth triple of the game to bring Wake Forest within one. Then an old-fashioned 3-point play for Miller-McIntyre gave him career points number 1,000, 1,001 and 1,002, and pushed the Deacons back in front, 70-68.

Miami scored on a second-chance bucket to once again tie the contest, but Devin Thomas came right back down and scored the go-ahead layup which proved to be the game-winner.

Thomas grabbed a steal at the other end, and Wake Forest ran the clock down to 23 seconds before the Hurricanes rebounded a missed shot.

Angel Rodriguez of Miami had the final look, and his contested shot at the buzzer was off target. sealing the Wake Forest victory.

Miller-McIntyre finished the night with eight points, seven assists and six rebounds, while Darius Leonard chipped in season-highs of 14 points and seven rebounds, shooting 6-of-9 from the field.

Thomas totaled 13 points and five rebounds, and Mitchell Wilbekin added nine points.

Wake Forest surpassed its season-high for 3-pointers in the first half, hitting 11-of-18 attempts in the period. The Demon Deacons finished with 12 in the game.

The Hurricanes were led by Davon Reed (17 points) and Rodriguez (15).

MITOGLOU ON FIRE
Konstantinos Mitoglou has hit 12 of his last 17 3-point attempts, good for 70.6 percent.
• After his scoring average dipped to 7.6 points per game, it has steadily gone up and now sits at 9.6 points per contest.
• He has hit at least two 3-pointers in seven of the past eight games.

FILLING THE STAT SHEET
• On his historic night, Codi Miller-McIntyre totaled eight points, seven assists and six rebounds.
• It was his 11th game of the year recording at least eight points, four boards and four assists.

OWNING MIAMI AT HOME
• Wake Forest has now won eight of nine contests against the Hurricanes at home.
• The Deacons have defeated the Hurricanes at home in two consecutive games, including an 80-65 upset victory over then-No. 2 Miami in 2013.

ON DECK
• Wake Forest heads into a three-game stretch against top-10 foes. The Deacons travel to No. 3 Virginia on Feb. 14, then head to No. 10 Notre Dame on Feb. 17 before returning home for another contest against Virginia.


Demon Deacons shoot lights out from behind the arc

By Emma Lingan, Wake Forest Athletic Communications

Wake Forest had its best game behind the arc this season in Wednesday night's 72-70 win over Miami. The Demon Deacons made a season-high 12 3-pointers against the Hurricanes, topping their previous high of 10, recorded against Princeton on Dec. 31 and again vs. NC State on Feb. 3.

Wake Forest already had 11 3-pointers at halftime, including five from freshman forward Konstantinos Mitoglou, who shot 100 percent from 3-point range in the first half. Mitoglou finished with six 3-pointers on the night, the most by a Demon Deacon in a game this season.

"It was my day today," Mitoglou said. "Coach gave me the green light to shoot the ball so I shot as many shots as I could."

Mitoglou led Wake Forest with 21 points against the Hurricanes, and he is the team's third-leading scorer this season with 9.6 points per game. He is now 37-for-95 from 3-point range for 38.9 percent.

 

 

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