Miller, Salas rally Wake Forest to 71-61 victory over Towson in Charleston Classic
Fri, Nov 17, 2023
NCAAB News (AP)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Kevin Miller had 25 points, Hunter Salas scored 24 and Wake Forest finished strong to beat Towson 71-61 in the consolation final of the Charleston Classic on Friday night.
Messiah Jones hit back-to-back baskets to give Towson (2-3) a 56-54 lead with 5:44 remaining. Salas hit a jumper to tie it and Miller took over from there, scoring 11 of the final 15 points for Wake Forest (2-2).
Miller sank 11 of 17 shots from the floor for the Demon Deacons. Salas made 8 of 12 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
Freshman Tyler Tejada topped the Tigers with 17 points. Jones totaled 12 points and nine rebounds, while Charles Thompson pitched in with 11 points and nine boards.
Cameron Hildreth scored all nine of his points in the first half and Miller sank a jumper at the buzzer to give Wake Forest a 35-33 lead. Tejada scored 10 to keep Towson close. Both teams shot 45%, but the Demon Deacons made 6 of 13 from beyond the arc while the Tigers hit 1 of 3.
Towson went scoreless for 4:39 late, missing eight straight shots. A 3-pointer by Dylan Williamson with 25 seconds left ended the drought.
The Demon Deacons forced 10 turnovers and had just five of their own.
Sixth-ranked Houston beat Utah 76-66 in the championship game.
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