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FSU Runs Past Wake Forest to Set Program Record for ACC Wins

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For most of the day, No. 14 Florida State was on the short end of the scoreboard, but an 18-0 second-half run was the difference as it topped Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Saturday afternoon to notch a program record 13th ACC win, 65-57.

Wake Forest (11-19, 4-14 ACC) opened the game on a 14-2 run and held a 31-24 advantage at the break. The Demon Deacons led 45-40 nearly midway through the second half with a jumper from Brandon Childress before the Seminoles (25-6, 13-5 ACC) responded with 18 straight points.

After P.J. Savoy tied the game with a 3-pointer with nine and half minutes to play, a Trent Forrest jumper nearly two minutes later put the Seminoles ahead for good. Terance Mann scored six points during the run. Wake Forest never cut the lead to single digits again until Anthony Bilas knocked down a trey just before the final buzzer.

FSU held Wake Forest to just 26 percent shooting and 3-for-17 from deep while shooting 43 percent as a team. The Demon Deacons were 22-for-29 from the charity stripe to just 11-for-21 for FSU. Wake also held a 45-44 edge on the glass.

Childress led Wake Forest with 13 points, but on just 5-for-16 shooting. Chaundee Brown and Isaiah Mucius scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the loss, but on a combined 4-for-23 shooting.

Forrest was the only FSU player to score in double-figures with 11 points to go with five assists. Phil Cofer added nine points while Christ Koumadje finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

Wake Forest will be in action again on Tuesday in the ACC Tournament. FSU has a double-bye and won’t play in Charlotte until Thursday.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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