WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Steven Gray scored 18 points, Elias Harris added 13 points and nine rebounds and weary Gonzaga overcame a sluggish start to beat Wake Forest 73-63 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory.
Hitting the floor 37 hours after a home win over Oklahoma State, the Bulldogs (10-5) shook off the effects of a cross-country flight and an early tipoff by taking control in the second half. Gonzaga shot 50 percent (26 of 52) to offset 19 turnovers in its final game before beginning West Coast Conference play.
Travis McKie scored 16 points and J.T. Terrell added 14 on 3-of-11 shooting for the Demon Deacons (6-8), who lost their fourth straight amid a difficult first season for coach Jeff Bzdelik. After winning at Gonzaga a year ago, Wake Forest didn't have enough offensive firepower this time, shooting just 34 percent (19 of 56).