High Point 60

(4-4, 1-3 away)

Wake Forest 71

(4-4, 3-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, December 5, 2012

    Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Winston-salem, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    HP 29 3160
    WAKE 31 4071

    Top Performers

    High Point: J. Brown 27 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Wake Forest: T. McKie 9 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Wake Forest 71, High Point 60

    Associated Press

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Chase Fischer scored 15 points with a career-high five 3-pointers to help Wake Forest hold off High Point 71-60 on Wednesday night.

    Freshmen Aaron Rountree and Tyler Cavanaugh added 11 points apiece for the Demon Deacons (4-4).

    Wake Forest snapped a two-game losing streak, but there was nothing easy about this one. The Demon Deacons needed to make a late stand to avoid its first loss to High Point since 1934-35 -- and its 14th loss to a school from a non-BCS conference under third-year coach Jeff Bzdelik.

    Freshman John Brown had 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Allen Chaney added 10 rebounds for the pesky Panthers (4-4). They only led once in the second half but kept things tight before fading in the final 5 minutes.

    Brown put on quite a show in his eighth career game, reaching 20 points for the fourth time while finishing with his first double-double. His open-court dunk pulled them to 59-54 with just over 5 minutes remaining.

    But High Point followed with four consecutive empty possessions while the Demon Deacons gradually rebuilt their lead. After Wake Forest's C.J. Harris beat the Panthers downcourt for a layup off an inbounds pass with 3 1/2 minutes left, and Rountree gave them their first double-figure lead with a free throw with 3:06 left that made it 64-54.

    High Point didn't get closer than eight the rest of the way, and Fischer's dagger 3 with 1:20 left -- his fifth 3-pointer of the night -- put Wake Forest up 69-58.

    Neither team led by more than six points until Devin Thomas put Wake Forest up 54-46 with just under 9 minutes remaining. That came during a 9-2 spurt midway through the half that gave the Demon Deacons at least a sliver of separation.

    Brown single-handedly kept the Panthers in the game, scoring their first 10 points after the break, and his jumper with 16 1/2 minutes left gave them their only lead of the half at 35-34.

    Fischer countered with a 3-pointer roughly 20 seconds later, and added another one 2 minutes after that to make it 40-37 and put the Demon Deacons ahead to stay.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 60 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-63 (.381) 23-55 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-8 (.875) 17-21 (.810)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 13

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