Scores

Final

Tulane 57

(4-5, 1-1 away)

Wake Forest 72

(7-2, 7-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, December 4, 2013

Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

1 2 T
TULN 27 3057
WAKE 34 3872

Top Performers

Tulane: L. Dabney 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Stl

Wake Forest: C. Williams 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

Wake Forest pulls away for 72-57 win over Tulane

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Coron Williams came off the bench to score 18 points and Wake Forest pulled away from Tulane in the second half for a 72-57 victory Wednesday.

Codi Miller-McIntyre added 12 points and Tyler Cavanaugh 11 for the Demon Deacons (7-2), who led by seven points at the half only to see Tulane (4-5) rally to tie the score twice in the first five minutes of the second half.

Louis Dabney scored 29 points for the Green Wave, including a floater in the lane with 14:55 remaining that tied the game at 40-40. But Wake Forest responded with a 10-point run that pushed its lead into double figures.

Williams made a three-point play and drained a 3-pointer from the corner during the run, which put the Demon Deacons ahead 50-40 with 12:40 remaining.

Tulane could pull no closer than eight points the rest of the way, as Wake Forest's reserves outscored the Green Wave 34-5.

Jonathan Stark added 10 points for Tulane, which has now lost five straight after opening the season 4-0.

Behind Dabney, who scored 16 points in the first half, the Green Wave led twice in the opening five minutes of the game. Tulane went up by three points, 10-7, on Stark's layup with 16:33 remaining.

But Williams hit three 3-pointers over a 98-second span to ignite a 19-4 run. His first 3-pointer from the corner with 13:45 left put Wake Forest ahead, and Andre Washington's free throw with 10:09 remaining gave the Demon Deacons a 26-16 lead, their biggest of the half.

However, Wake Forest went more than five-and-a-half minutes between field goals, allowing Tulane to cut the Demon Deacons' lead to five points four times in the final five minutes of the half, the last at 32-27 on Dabney's floater with 1:05 left.

Washington then hit a pair of free throws with 34 seconds remaining to give Wake Forest a 34-27 lead at the halftime break.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
WAKE
Points 57 72
FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 27-54 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 7-19 (.368)
FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 11-17 (.647)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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