Virginia hammers Wake Forest, 74-51

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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 led 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 for only the second time to Virginia in the last nine meetings 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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