Deacons Down Dolphins 90-83 to Remain Unbeaten
Nov. 18, 2013
By Ben Helms, WakeForestSports.com
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Travis McKie scored a season-high 22 points and Codi Miller-McIntyre hit the 20-point mark for the fourth consecutive game as Wake Forest defeated the Jacksonville 90-83 at the Joel Coliseum.
The Dolphins (1-3) put up a fight early in the second half and briefly took the lead twice, but the Demon Deacons (4-0) answered immediately on both occasions with 3-pointers, the last by Miller-McIntyre that sparked an 11-4 run that put Wake Forest in front for good.
With his 20 points, Miller-McIntyre became the first Demon Deacon to score at least 20 points in four straight games since Jeff Teague in 2008-09.
McKie notched his first double-double of the season and the 17th of his career, pulling down 10 rebounds in addition to his 22 points. The senior also had two assists, two blocks and two steals.
Devin Thomas came up two points shy of his third consecutive double-double, grabbing 16 rebounds - one off his career-high - and scoring eight points in addition to dishing out a career-high five assists.
The Deacs outrebounded Jacksonville 57-40 and forced 15 turnovers en route to the victory.
Transfer Coron Williams added a great performance from behind the arc, knocking down four three-pointers and finishing with 14 points. Wake Forest shot 44 percent (8-of-18) from the 3-point line for the game.
Five Jacksonville players scored in double figures, led by Jarvis Haywood's 19 points.
The Deacons were strong out of the gate, riding a 17-6 run in just the first four minutes of the game keyed by 10 points from McKie.
The Dolphins cut Wake Forest's lead to five with just a minute to go in the first half, but back-to back-layups by Arnaud William Adala Moto and Tyler Cavanaugh in the final minute of the period gave the Deacs a 46-37 edge going into halftime.
Led by the performances of sophomores Haywood and Kordario Fleming, Jacksonville erased the Wake Forest lead early in the second half. The Dolphins took the lead twice but the Deacs answered both times, never allowing Jacksonville to go in front by more than a point.
The Deacons will get back to action Thursday when they play The Citadel on Thursday at 7:00, in the Joel Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.