Wake Forest routs LSU; UNC Asheville gives Ohio State a scare
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Dinos Mitoglou had career highs of 28 points and eight 3-pointers, and Wake Forest routed LSU 110-76 on Thursday night.
Bryant Crawford added 20 points and 11 assists, and John Collins and Austin Arians each scored 15 for the Demon Deacons (9-3), who hit a season-high 16 3s.
They never trailed, shot 73.5 percent in the second half and made 13 of their first 15 shots of the half — including all seven 3s they tried during that span — while outscoring LSU 34-11 during its first 8 minutes to put the game out of reach.
Antonio Blakeney had 21 points for the Tigers (8-3). Craig Victor II, who had double-doubles in each of his last two games, finished with 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting while Duop Reath, who was coming off consecutive 20-point games, was held to 12.
OHIO STATE ESCAPES WITH 79-77 WIN OVER UNC ASHEVILLE
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jae’Sean Tate and JaQuan Lyle led Ohio State with 17 points each and Kam Williams made two free throws with four seconds left to ice the Buckeyes’ 79-77 win over UNC Asheville on Thursday night.
Trevor Thompson had his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio State (10-3).
MaCio Teague scored 23 points for Asheville (8-5) and Raekwon Miller added 15.
Thompson committed a technical foul with 4:25 remaining, allowing Asheville to convert on two free throws and the front end of a one-and-one to take a 67-65 lead. Teague sank an off-balanced layup to put Asheville on top once again at 69-67 before Lyle scored eight straight points for the Buckeyes and a 75-71 lead.
Alec Wnuk made his second 3 of the game, and only his third of the season, with 5.1 seconds left, making the score 77-75 but Williams ensured the win with two free throws.
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