WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Bryant Crawford scored 19 points to help Wake Forest beat Syracuse 73-67 on Wednesday night.
The Demon Deacons (8-6, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) went ahead for good on Terrence Thompson's scooping layup with 1:56 left. Wake Forest then did just enough to hang on, earning its first win in six tries against the Orange (12-3, 1-1) despite missing five final-minute free throws.
Thompson had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Demon Deacons, while Mitchell Wilbekin added 10 points to go with a career-best eight assists.
Frank Howard scored 23 points to lead Syracuse, including two free throws to tie the game at 61 with 2:27 left. >> Read more
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