Demon Deacons Down Quinnipiac 72-55
Nov. 18, 2017

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMBB)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Wake Forest recorded its first win of the season Saturday with a 72-55 victory over Quinnipiac at the Paradise Jam at the Vines Center. Bryant Crawford scored 17 points, including his 1,000th career point to lead the Demon Deacons to the win.

Wake Forest had a balanced attack as nine different players scored and Chaundee Brown had 16 points to join Crawford in double figures. Several young Demon Deacons posted career highs as Donovan Mitchell had eight points and five rebounds, Olivier Sarr had four points, three rebounds and three blocks and Melo Eggleston had four points and five rebounds.

The Demon Deacons (1-3) used a 23-8 run to close the first half to double-up the Bobcats (1-3) at the break, 44-22. The surge was led by the youngsters as freshmen and sophomores combined for 30 of the first-half points, led by 12 points from Brown. Mitchell had eight points and four rebounds, more than doubling his career totals entering the game over the opening 20 minutes.

In the second half, Wake Forest extended the lead early to as many as 23 points at 58-35, its largest lead of the season. Quinnipiac made a late rally, but couldn’t get closer than 13 points before the Deacs pushed the lead back to the final margin of 17 points.

Crawford, who entered the day with 997 career points, became the 52nd Demon Deacon to reach the 1,000-point mark. His 17 points also marked his 28th consecutive double-figure game, the longest active streak in the ACC.

 

 

Defensively, the Demon Deacons held Quinnipiac to 28.6 shooting from the floor, the lowest percentage by a Wake Forest opponent since Bucknell shot 28.6 percent in a 60-53 Deacon victory in 2014-15.

Wake Forest will play Houston in its final game of the Paradise Jam on Sunday. Tipoff in Lynchburg is 2:30 p.m.

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