Wake Forest Picks Up 84-70 Win at UNCG
Dec. 22, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest closed the first half on a 12-2 run to fend off UNCG and post an 84-70 defeat of the Spartans on Saturday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Wake Forest (6-5) broke open what was a close game early on with its late run to end the half. The Demon Deacons trailed 27-26 at the 2:24 mark but followed with 10 straight points to take control of the game. C.J. Harris hit a running layup just before the buzzer to give Wake Forest a 38-29 halftime advantage.
The Spartans (2-8) closed to within six in the opening minutes of the second half but could not get closer than nine beyond that as Wake Forest maintained a steady advantage.
Travis McKie led the Deacons with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting with four rebounds.
Chase Fischer came off the bench to score 13 points, hitting 3-of-3 from 3-point range and 4-of-5 overall.
Devin Thomas followed with 12 points on an efficient 4-of-6 shooting. Thomas and classmate Arnaud William Adala Moto each pulled down six rebounds to lead the team. Adala Moto, whose six boards were a season-high, also scored nine points, which is his highest total since scoring 10 in the season opener.
Harris finished with 11 points and a pair of steals.
Codi Miller-McIntyre dished out five assists, tying his season-high and giving him 14 total over the past three games. Miller-McIntyre also scored seven points on the day.
Wake Forest shot 52.9 percent (27-of-51) from the field, including 57.7 percent (15-of-26) in the second half. It marked the second-straight game Wake Forest shot better than 50 percent. The Deacons made 7-of-16 from 3-point range for 43.8 percent and were 23-of-32 (71.9 percent) at the free throw line.
Trevis Simpson led the Spartans with 25 points, while Derrell Armstrong chipped in 16 points off the bench.
The Deacons moved to 7-0 all-time against the Spartans, posting their third win over UNCG in the past four seasons.
Wake Forest will have a 10-day break for the holidays before returning to action on Wednesday, Jan. 2, when the Deacons host Xavier in the Skip Prosser Classic. The game will be broadcast online on ESPN3 and can also be heard on the Wake Forest IMG Sports Network.