Wake Forest 80, N.C.-Wilmington 69
L.D. Williams scored a career-high 23 points, and Al-Farouq
Aminu had 17 points, 13 rebounds and the highlight-reel play in
Wake Forest’s 80-69 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington on
Ishmael Smith matched a personal best with 19 points while
answering several Seahawk rallies with slicing layups, and Williams
was 8-for-8 from the free-throw line in the final 1 1/2 minutes for
the Demon Deacons (7-2).
They shook off a sloppy start, shot nearly 54 percent and turned
back several rallies to win their third straight overall and 12th
in a row against the Seahawks (4-6).
Chad Tomko scored 12 points and nearly brought UNC Wilmington
back from a 15-point deficit. The Seahawks had won three of four,
were playing host to an Atlantic Coast Conference team for just the
third time and were denied their first victory against one of those
programs in 17 years.