L.D. Williams added 14 points for the Demon Deacons (17-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They never trailed, were held without a field goal for the final 10 1/2 minutes, but made 14 of 18 free throws in the final 5:36 to win their third straight and fifth in six games.
Wake Forest trails both Duke (7-2) and Maryland (6-2) in the standings.
Tyler Roche scored a career-high 31 points -- including 15 of BC's first 19 -- and Corey Raji had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (12-12, 3-7). They played without leading scorer Joe Trapani, who didn't make the trip because of illness, and lost their third straight.
BC has dropped eight of 11 in 2010 and fell to 1-4 in ACC road games this season.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.