Wake Forest blows big lead, holds on to top No. 17 NC State

Wake Forest blows big lead, holds on to top No. 17 NC State
Wake Forest's Brandon Childress (0) drive past North Carolina State's Wyatt Walker (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (Chuck Burton)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Jaylen Hoard had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Wake Forest blew a 22-point lead before recovering in time to top No. 17 North Carolina State 71-67 on Tuesday.

Graduate transfer Torry Johnson added 11 points for the Demon Deacons (8-8, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). That included a critical jumper with 1:19 left in a one-point game, along with two free throws with 13.3 seconds left that helped the Demon Deacons (barely) survive a wild night in Winston-Salem.

Wake Forest led 42-27 at halftime, and then 51-29 with a flurry out of the break. But the Wolfpack (14-3, 2-2) made a move with 15 straight points to get back in it, and then fought all the way back to tie it at 58 on Devon Daniels' floater with 7:46 left.

Torin Dorn had 18 points for N.C. State, while C.J. Bryce added 17 points.

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