Colgate 78

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Wake Forest 89

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 8, 2013

    Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    COLG 40 3878
    WAKE 38 5189

    Top Performers

    Colgate: A. Tillotson 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Stl

    Wake Forest: D. Thomas 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Wake Forest rallies to overcome Colgate 89-78

    Associated Press

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Devin Thomas scored 23 points and Wake Forest managed to overcome a stern test from Colgate to win its season-opener 89-78 on Friday night.

    Thomas added six rebounds and Codi Miller-McIntyre finished with 21 points for the Demon Deacons.

    Colgate kept pace for the first 30 minutes and led by as many as eight points in the early stages of the second half before Miller-McIntyre took control.

    The sophomore guard scored 14 consecutive Demon Deacons points, while the team's defense held the Raiders without a field goal for more than five minutes. Miller-McIntyre punctuated a 19-4 run for Wake Forest with a pair of free throws to give his team a 62-55 lead it would not relinquish.

    Pat Moore led Colgate with 17 points.

    The Raiders looked set to become the first Patriot League team to beat Wake Forest since 1971, making nine 3-pointers in the first half and another two shots from behind the arc in the opening moments of the second half.

    But the Demon Deacons were able to effectively defend the perimeter after withstanding that initial torrent. Colgate made only three 3-pointers in the final 18 minutes.

    Meanwhile, Wake Forest continued to assert its dominance in the interior with 74 points scored in the paint or at the free throw line.

    It was enough to avoid what would have been a disastrous loss in the first game of Jeff Bzdelik's fourth season as head coach of the Demon Deacons.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 78 89
    FG Made-Attempted 26-62 (.419) 31-64 (.484)
    3P Made-Attempted 14-34 (.412) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 24-36 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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