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Miller, Salas rally Wake Forest to 71-61 victory over Towson in Charleston Classic

Fri, Nov 17, 2023

Miller, Salas rally Wake Forest to 71-61 victory over Towson in Charleston Classic

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.

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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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