Virginia hammers Wake Forest, 74-51

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by AP

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and Virginia started the game with a 22-6 run and never let up in a 74-51 victory against Wake Forest on Wednesday night.

Joe Harris and Justin Anderson added 11 points each for the Cavaliers (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored a season-high 41 first-half points and by 17 at the break. The Demon Deacons scored the opening basket of the second half, and then the Cavaliers clinched it with an 18-2 run.

Wake Forest (11-4, 1-1), coming off a 73-67 victory against then-No. 19 North Carolina, trailed by as many as 31 in losing its second straight to Virginia after having won seven in a row in the series. The loss also dropped the Demon Deacons to 1-25 on the road in the conference under coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Coron Williams led Wake Forest with 11 points.

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