Wake Forest beats NC State 77-74 for 1st ACC win
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Dinos Mitoglou scored 13 of his 15 points after halftime, including the 3-pointer that started the decisive run to help Wake Forest beat North Carolina State 77-74 on Sunday night.
Devin Thomas added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (10-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led by just a point midway through a second half that saw both teams put together big scoring runs. But Mitoglou's 3 off a kickout from Thomas started a 10-2 burst that finally gave the Demon Deacons a cushion.
Mitoglou had a 3-point play to end the run, which gave Wake Forest a 60-51 lead that eventually reached 11.
The Wolfpack (10-6, 0-3) rallied to within 75-72 on freshman Maverick Rowan's 3-pointer with 7.1 second left, but Bryant Crawford answered with a pair of key free throws to make it a two-possession game again and help the Demon Deacons hang on.