WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Travis McKie scored 19 points and Wake Forest beat Xavier 66-59 on Wednesday night for its third straight win.
Codi Miller-McIntyre had 16 points, C.J. Harris added 15 and the Demon Deacons (7-5) erased their only deficit of the second half by scoring 12 straight points. They matched their longest winning streak under third-year coach Jeff Bzdelik.
Travis Taylor had 18 points — but just two in the second half — and 10 rebounds for the Musketeers (7-6).
They rallied from 11 points down and took a 49-48 lead on Jeff Robinson's jumper with just under seven minutes left.
But Xavier came up empty on eight straight possessions and went scoreless for 4½ critical minutes, and the Demon Deacons took over.