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Wake Forest beats Virginia 69-57

Jan 23, 2010 - 11:15 PM By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.(AP) -- Ishmael Smith scored 21 points Saturday to help Wake Forest beat Virginia 69-57.

Chas McFarland added 16 points for the Demon Deacons (14-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who blew the game open with an 18-1 run spanning halftime. Wake Forest got plenty of close looks early and shot 52 percent, while its defense completely shut down the league's surprise first-place team.

Sylven Landesberg scored 18 points as the Cavaliers (12-5, 3-1) shot just 34 percent and managed 15 first-half points. They also went 10 minutes without a field goal during the decisive run, with Landesberg on the bench for much of that with early foul trouble.

Virginia was picked to finish 11th in the 12-team ACC, but entered as the last unbeaten team in league play for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The Cavaliers also had an eight-game winning streak, their longest in six years.






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    Virginia 57, Wake Forest 69  FinalJan 25 8:24 AM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    VIRGINIA 15 42 57
    WAKE FOREST 34 35 69 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: VIRGINIA - SYLVEN LANDESBERG 18, JEFF JONES 10,
    MUSTAPHA FARRAKHAN 8
    WAKE FOREST - ISHMAEL SMITH 21, CHAS MCFARLAND 16,
    AL-FAROUQ AMINU 10

    Jan 23 6:03 PM
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    Virginia 15, Wake Forest 34  HalfJan 23 5:07 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    VIRGINIA 15 15
    WAKE FOREST 34 34 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    VIRGINIA - SYLVEN LANDESBERG 4, MIKE SCOTT 4,
    MUSTAPHA FARRAKHAN 3
    WAKE FOREST - CHAS MCFARLAND 12, AL-FAROUQ AMINU 8,
    ISHMAEL SMITH 6

    Jan 23 4:51 PM