Mucius leads Wake Forest to 80-56 rout of Charlotte

Mucius leads Wake Forest to 80-56 rout of Charlotte
Wake Forest Basketball 2 (Source: Wimberly, Nate)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Isaiah Mucius scored 16 points and Wake Forest beat Charlotte 80-56 on Thursday night.

Olivier Sarr added a career-high 14 points, Chaundee Brown also had 14, Brandon Childress scored 13 and Jaylen Hoard finished with 12 for the Demon Deacons (5-3).

They shot 44 percent and built a 43-31 rebounding advantage to snap out of a slump of two dispiriting losses to mid-major programs in three games.

Jon Davis scored 21 points and freshman Brandon Younger added a season-best 11 for Charlotte (2-5), which lost its second straight. The 49ers hit a season-low three 3-pointers and had 12 of their 15 turnovers during the first half - when they fell behind by double figures to stay.

Wake Forest pushed its lead into the 20s with a 16-5 run early in the half keyed by three consecutive buckets from Hoard. The Demon Deacons went up 50-29 when Sarr went up for a dunk but sent the ball off the back iron - only to watch it bounce in anyway - and Charlotte never got closer than 17 after that.

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