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Hoard, Childress lead Wake past Davidson, 67-63

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest found an answer every time Davidson tried to rally. It helped the Demon Deacons earn their most significant victory of the season - and just in time, with their most daunting test looming.

Jaylen Hoard and Brandon Childress each scored 16 points to lead Wake Forest past Davidson 67-63 on Monday night.

Chaundee Brown finished with 13 and Torry Johnson had 10, including two important layups in the final minutes for the Demon Deacons (6-3), who have certainly made progress from the group that a month ago lost at home to Houston Baptist.

''We didn't make as many bonehead mistakes'' this time, Hoard said.

They shot 47 percent, held the Wildcats to 29 percent shooting from 3-point range - including 3-of-11 from long range in the second half - and hit 6 of 10 free throws in the final 1:13 to win their second straight.

''I was happy with our guys being able to weather that storm,'' coach Danny Manning said. ''We knew they were going to come out and play with a little more aggression, and try to impose their will. I thought our guys did a good job of staying the course.''

Getting a third consecutive win will be a challenge - the Demon Deacons visit No. 3 Tennessee on Saturday.

Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half, and Luka Brajkovic finished with season highs of 19 points and 11 rebounds for Davidson (8-3), which has lost two straight after winning five in a row.

The Wildcats pulled to 56-51 on Gudmundsson's free throw with 3:10 left, but Johnson countered by spinning in a layup through contact and hitting the ensuing free throw to put Wake Forest up by eight. Davidson didn't get closer than six until Brajkovic's layup with 3.2 seconds left made it a four-point game.

BIG PICTURE

Davidson: The Wildcats missed leading scorer Kellan Grady, out for a second straight game with an ankle injury, and when they fell behind by 14 early, it was fair to wonder if they had completely gotten over their overtime loss to Temple two days earlier. They clawed back late, but their inaccuracy from long range for most of the second half kept them from a victory that was within reach.

''You could see there was just some residue from what happened on Saturday,'' coach Bob McKillop said.

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons - two-point underdogs - hadn't played since a 24-point rout of Charlotte on Dec. 6, so the big question was whether they could keep that momentum flowing 11 days later. They led this one for all but about 4 minutes and their responses to each Davidson run led to precisely the kind of performance they wanted heading into their visit to Rocky Top.

QUICK HITS

Wake Forest's starters combined to hit their first seven 3-pointers, but the Demon Deacons didn't hit any 3s in the final 28 1/2 minutes of the game. . Brown was in double figures for the fourth straight game, the first time the sophomore has accomplished that. . Hoard has scored in double figures in every game.

KEY STAT

Davidson makes 36 percent of its 3-pointers, but a big part of that shooting success is Grady, a 39 percent shooter from long range. The Wildcats missed 10 of their first 11 3s in the second half before Gudmundsson hit two of them in the final minute. ''We thought this was the best shooting team we've played against, so we wanted to make sure we got out to that 3-point line and contested shots,'' Manning said.

UP NEXT

Davidson: Plays host to Central Penn on Saturday.

Wake Forest: Visits Tennessee on Saturday.

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Key Players
J. Gudmundsson
B. Childress
36.8 Min. Per Game 36.8
16.9 Pts. Per Game 16.9
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
3.6 Reb. Per Game 3.6
48.9 Field Goal % 50.6
40.4 Three Point % 48.9
86.2 Free Throw % 78.6
  Defensive rebound by Luke Frampton 2.0
  Brandon Childress missed 2nd of 2 free throws 2.0
  Brandon Childress missed 1st of 2 free throws 2.0
  Personal foul on David Czerapowicz 2.0
+ 2 Luka Brajkovic made hook shot 2.0
  Bad pass turnover on Torry Johnson 14.0
+ 3 Jon Axel Gudmundsson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Wynter 16.0
+ 1 Chaundee Brown made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
+ 1 Chaundee Brown made 1st of 2 free throws 21.0
  Personal foul on Carter Collins 21.0
  Defensive rebound by Chaundee Brown 23.0
Team Stats
Points 63 67
Field Goals 24-55 (43.6%) 24-51 (47.1%)
3-Pointers 7-24 (29.2%) 7-15 (46.7%)
Free Throws 8-12 (66.7%) 12-20 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 33 31
Offensive 6 3
Defensive 26 26
Team 1 2
Assists 13 13
Steals 4 3
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 9 10
Fouls 20 14
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST
16 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Davidson 8-3 243963
home team logo Wake Forest 6-3 333467
Team Stats
away team logo Davidson 8-3 72.4 PPG 38.5 RPG 14.7 APG
home team logo Wake Forest 6-3 73.2 PPG 41.2 RPG 10.8 APG
Key Players
3
J. Gudmundsson G 15.9 PPG 6.7 RPG 4.4 APG 44.5 FG%
10
J. Hoard F 14.3 PPG 8.1 RPG 1.4 APG 47.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Gudmundsson G 21 PTS 2 REB 6 AST
J. Hoard F 16 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
43.6 FG% 47.1
29.2 3PT FG% 46.7
66.7 FT% 60.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gudmundsson 21 2 6 7/12 2/4 5/6 0 40 1 0 3 0 2
L. Brajkovic 19 14 0 9/16 1/2 0/2 1 35 0 2 3 3 11
K. Pritchett 9 3 2 3/8 1/4 2/2 4 38 0 1 1 0 3
L. Frampton 6 9 2 2/9 1/7 1/2 4 35 2 0 1 1 8
C. Collins 3 3 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 5 25 1 0 0 2 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gudmundsson 21 2 6 7/12 2/4 5/6 0 40 1 0 3 0 2
L. Brajkovic 19 14 0 9/16 1/2 0/2 1 35 0 2 3 3 11
K. Pritchett 9 3 2 3/8 1/4 2/2 4 38 0 1 1 0 3
L. Frampton 6 9 2 2/9 1/7 1/2 4 35 2 0 1 1 8
C. Collins 3 3 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 5 25 1 0 0 2 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Czerapowicz 3 0 0 1/4 1/4 0/0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0
D. Kovacevic 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 3 0 0 1 0 1
M. Wynter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Jones 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Jones 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Ekwu - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Freundlich - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Grady - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Casey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Boachie-Yiadom - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 63 32 13 24/55 7/24 8/12 20 202 4 3 9 6 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Childress 16 2 4 4/10 3/5 5/9 1 38 0 0 2 0 2
J. Hoard 16 1 2 7/12 2/3 0/1 2 29 0 1 1 0 1
C. Brown 13 8 2 4/10 2/5 3/4 2 28 0 0 1 0 8
T. Johnson 10 4 4 3/6 0/0 4/4 2 34 0 0 1 0 4
I. Smart 4 6 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 0 1 1 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Childress 16 2 4 4/10 3/5 5/9 1 38 0 0 2 0 2
J. Hoard 16 1 2 7/12 2/3 0/1 2 29 0 1 1 0 1
C. Brown 13 8 2 4/10 2/5 3/4 2 28 0 0 1 0 8
T. Johnson 10 4 4 3/6 0/0 4/4 2 34 0 0 1 0 4
I. Smart 4 6 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 3 18 0 0 1 1 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
O. Sarr 8 3 0 4/5 0/0 0/0 2 19 2 0 3 0 3
S. Okeke 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
S. Wright Jr. 0 1 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 0 0 0 1
I. Mucius 0 3 1 0/1 0/1 0/2 1 19 0 0 1 1 2
M. Wynn 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Bilas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Spivey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lester - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Buchanan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lewis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 29 13 24/51 7/15 12/20 14 200 3 1 10 3 26