WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Travis McKie scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Wake Forest overcame shooting problems Monday to beat Jacksonville 90-83.
However, Wake Forest -- led by McKie and Devin Thomas, who had 16 rebounds -- enjoyed a 57-40 advantage on the boards, leading to a 22-14 edge in second-chance points.
Jarvis Haywood had 19 points to lead four other players in double figures for the Dolphins (1-3), who overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half to lead twice in the second.
Down 46-39 at the half, the Dolphins fought back to take brief leads twice over a 2-minute span midway through the final period.
Haywood hit a layup with 11:06 left to put Jacksonville up 62-61, their first lead of the game, and Martin's layup with 9 minutes remaining gave it a 67-66 lead.
The Demon Deacons came back both times. Williams nailed a 3-pointer 27 seconds after Haywood's layup to put Wake Forest ahead, and Miller-McIntyre hit another 3 after Martin's basket to put them ahead to stay.
McKie scored 12 points in the first half, 10 coming in the first 5 minutes as the Demon Deacons shot 60 percent from the field in building an early double-digit lead.
Wake Forest scored on 10 of its first 13 possessions and out-rebounded the Dolphins 12-2 in the span, pulling ahead 21-8 on Thomas' layup with 14:55 left.
The Demon Deacons led by as many as 16 points midway through the period, going up 33-17 on Williams' 3-pointer with 8:45 remaining.
However, Jacksonville rallied in the final 8 minutes, cutting Wake Forest's lead to 42-37 on Haywood's runner with 48 seconds left.
But the Demon Deacons got a tip-in from Arnaud William Adala Moto and a layup from Cavanaugh in the final 15 seconds to take a 46-37 lead at the halftime break.
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