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Wake Forest beats Virginia Tech 83-77

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)

Travis McKie scored 24 points to lead Wake Forest to an 83-77 win over Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

Codi Miller-McIntyre added 20 for the Demon Deacons (13-6, 3-3 ACC), who snapped a 17-game road losing streak in ACC play. Wake Forest had won just one ACC road game in head coach Jeff Bzdelik's four seasons.

McKie, who came into the game averaging 15.4 points and 9.2 rebounds in five previous games against the Hokies, broke out of a personal slump, hitting 7 of 10 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc. The senior scored just two points in Wake Forest's loss Saturday at Clemson and hadn't scored in double figures in the Demon Deacons' previous four games.

Wake Forest, who had lost two straight games and three of its past four, got off to a sizzling start, shooting 54.8 percent from the floor in the first half (17 of 31) and 7 of 10 from 3-point range. The Demon Deacons made eight straight baskets at one stretch, and they took their biggest lead of the game at 40-19 on a 3-pointer by Miles Overton with 4:15 left in the half. They led 42-27 at halftime.

Virginia Tech (8-10, 1-5), which has lost five straight games and six of seven, never led. The Hokies tried to make a game of it in the final five minutes, as point guard Devin Wilson scored 17 of his career-high 26 points in the final 5:35. He scored the Hokies' final 10 points of the game.

But Wilson missed two free throws with 3:37 left, and Miller-McIntyre scored with 3:15 to go to give the Demon Deacons a 71-60 lead. The Hokies' Jarell Eddie then cut the lead to 71-63 on a 3-pointer with 2:55 remaining.

Miller-McIntyre answered again. He hit the first of two free throws and grabbed the rebound after missing the second. He then scored with 2:10 remaining to give Wake Forest a 74-63 lead, and Virginia Tech got no closer than the final margin.

Miller-McIntyre hit 8 of 16 from the floor and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line. He also dished out 10 assists, becoming the first Wake Forest player to score 20 points and dish out 10 assists in a game since current NBA star Chris Paul did it as a freshman during the 2004-05 season.

Wake Forest came into the game shooting 44.3 percent from the floor and 31.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. But the Demon Deacons tied a season high with nine 3-pointers and shot 53.6 percent (30 of 56) from the floor for the game.

The Hokies missed their first 11 shots from the floor and shot just 33.8 percent (22 of 65) for the game. Eddie finished with 20 points for the Hokies.

Ben Emelogu (ankle) and Adam Smith (calf) missed the game for the Hokies because of injuries. Both are averaging in double figures.

Tagged: Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech

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