No. 3 Duke pulls away to beat Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Freshman Justise Winslow scored a season-high 20 points and No. 2 Duke pulled away down the stretch for a 73-65 win over Wake Forest on Wednesday night.
After trailing for a total of 6 minutes and 13 seconds in its first 13 games, Duke found itself behind by two points with under five minutes remaining.
But Quinn Cook's three-point play sparked a 9-2 burst that gave the Duke the lead for good. It was part of an overall run of 16-4 by the Blue Devils (14-0, 2-0 ACC).
ACC scoring leader Jahlil Okafor had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Cook also scored 12 it Duke's tightest win of the season.
The Blue Devils, who are 14-0 for the seventh time under Mike Krzyzewski, had won each of their first 13 games by double digits,
Devin Thomas had 24 points to lead Wake Forest (8-8, 0-3) and Codi Miller- McIntyre scored 13.
The Demon Deacons, coming off an 85-76 loss to No. 5 Louisville on Sunday, hosted back-to-back games against top-five teams for the first time in program history.