Wake, Maryland win
WINSTON-SALEM ó Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio already knows what to expect from his seniors this season.
This time, Gaudio’s underclassmen were the ones who also stepped .
Freshman C.J. Harris and Ishmael Smith scored 16 points apiece to help Wake Forest cruised to 76-52 win over Winston-Salem State on Tuesday night. Freshman Ari Stewart had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Al-Farouq Aminu added 13 points for the Demon Deacons (4-0), who led by as many as 29 points in the second half in beating their smaller in-city rival for the fourth straight year.
“We’re going to really need those kids,” said Gaudio, who lost All-American guard Jeff Teague and all-ACC forward James Johnson to the first round of the NBA Draft from last year’s 24-7 team.
“They’re going to have to help us as we go through the season. The more experience they get out there in game time, the better.”
Cincinnati 69, No. 21 Maryland 57
LAHAINA, Hawaii ó Sophomore Yancy Gates wants to restore the legacy at Cincinnati basketball. After consecutive victories over ranked opponents, the Bearcats are well on their way.
Gates scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds and Deonta Vaughn had 16 points in leading the Bearcats to the championship game of the Maui Invitational with a surprising 69-57 victory over No. 21 Maryland.