Wofford vs Wake Forest

Wofford 56, Wake Forest 52

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Brad Loesing scored 17 points, including two free throws with 2.2 seconds left, and Wofford held on to beat short-handed Wake Forest 56-52 Monday night.

Kevin Giltner added 11 points for the Terriers (8-6). They were just 5 of 15 from the free-throw line, but built a 13-point lead before halftime and led the entire second half to snap a two-game losing streak.

Travis McKie matched a career high with 25 points for Wake Forest (9-5), which was playing without leading scorer C.J. Harris. He was held out as a precaution after he strained his groin in a Dec. 29 victory over Yale.

Tony Chennault pulled the Demon Deacons within 54-50 with a layup with 59.6 seconds left. Wofford missed three free throws in the final 40 seconds to keep Wake Forest alive. Chennault's layup made it 54-52 with 3.6 seconds left before Loesing iced it in the closing seconds.

Neither team shot particularly well: Wofford was 21 of 61 (34 percent) while Wake Forest wasn't much better at 39 percent (18 of 46). But the Terriers, who are replacing four starters from a team that made consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, made enough plays down the stretch to claim their most significant victory of the season.

Wofford, which had won four in a row before dropping road games at High Point and South Carolina, claimed its first victory over the Demon Deacons since 1905-06, though the schools were playing for just the second time since 1935-36.

Chennault finished with 11 points and Ty Walker added 12 rebounds for Wake Forest, which was just 1 of 10 from 3-point range and missed all five of its 3s in the second half.

At least part of that poor outside shooting was due to the absence of Harris, a third-year starter who averages 18.7 points. He's expected back for the Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Without him, the Demon Deacons often looked lost.

Wofford led for most of the first half and built a 13-point lead in the final minute before halftime, using a 24-9 run to go up 32-19 on Aerris Smith's layup with 45 seconds left. In their hottest shooting streak of the night, the Terriers hit 10 of their 15 shots while holding Wake Forest to one field goal in a 6 1/2-minute stretch of that spurt.

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Wofford Terriers
D. Crowell, F231-40-04032
A. Smith, F183-61-36047
K. Giltner, G404-140-044111
B. Loesing, G406-172-613217
K. Cochran, G313-100-02318
L. Skinner341-61-37323
J. Byrd103-41-31028
D. Rinksalis40-00-02010
Totals 21-615-1536131656
 34.4%33.3% 
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
T. McKie, F377-1311-1261325
N. Mescheriakov, F301-63-43336
C. Desrosiers, C190-10-02140
C. Fischer, G371-70-04112
T. Chennault, G325-131-132411
T. Walker263-30-012306
A. Fields80-00-01000
A. Ingle60-00-01000
D. Green51-30-01002
Totals 18-4615-1736111552
 39.1%88.2% 
Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Green.6-115-5127
Chattanooga5-114-475
ETSU4-214-5121
Samford4-213-6136
Furman4-211-8165
Wofford3-38-11239
Mercer2-58-12180
Citadel2-69-12237
W. Carolina1-56-13225
VMI1-54-13332

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Florida St.5-117-210
N. Carolina5-117-311
Notre Dame5-116-320
Louisville4-216-38
Virginia4-214-318
Va. Tech3-314-456
Georgia Tech3-311-791
Syracuse3-311-8138
Duke2-314-412
Miami (Fla.)2-312-570
NC State2-413-652
Wake Forest2-411-730
Boston College2-49-10182
Pittsburgh1-512-736
Clemson1-511-739
 
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