Wake Forest Falls to Maryland 67-57 on CP3 Day
March 2, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Maryland used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to take the lead for good in a 67-57 win over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at Joel Coliseum.
The Demon Deacons (12-16, 5-11) had taken a two-point lead on a Tyler Cavanaugh 3-pointer at the 11:29 mark of the second half, but the Terrapins (20-9, 8-8 ACC) scored the next eight points to go ahead 47-41. The Deacons would twice cut the lead to four, but could not get any closer.
The game was a part of Chris Paul Day presented by Lowe's Home Improvement. Wake Forest retired Chris Paul's No. 3 jersey in a halftime ceremony. The Demon Deacons also held their Senior Day Saturday, honoring their three seniors C.J. Harris, Spencer Jennings and Will Murphy before the game.
C.J. Harris led the Demon Deacons with 19 points and also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists. Devin Thomas notched 17 points, nine of them from the charity stripe on 9-of-12 shooting, and pulled down a team-leading seven boards.
Dez Wells led Maryland with 23 points on an impressive 11-of-12 shooting.
The Terrapins shot 48 percent from the field compared to 33 percent for the Demon Deacons and outrebounded the Deacons 41-30.
The two teams went back and forth throughout the first half before the Terrapins ended the period on a 10-2 run to take 30-24 lead into the break.
Wake Forest started the second half on a 9-2 run to take a 33-32 lead, with five of the points during the stretch coming courtesy of Travis McKie. But the Terrapins rallied back and took the lead for good midway through the second period.
The Demon Deacons will be back in action on Wednesday at 9 p.m. when they travel to NC State for their final road game of the year. The game will be shown on the ACC Network.