WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Wake Forest beat slumping No. 20 Georgia Tech 75-64 on Saturday night to move into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Ishmael Smith had the clinching hoop with just over a minute left and surpassed 1,000 career points for the surging Demon Deacons (18-5, 8-3), who won their fourth straight game. Smith had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds as Wake Forest moved within a game of league-leader Duke.
The Yellow Jackets (17-6, 5-6) went the final 8:50 without a field goal and were done in by 17 turnovers.
Gani Lawal had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Brian Oliver and Daniel Miller scored 12 each for Georgia Tech, which dropped to 1-5 in ACC road games.