- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 19 points and Wake Forest held on to beat Virginia Tech, 73-70, on Saturday.

Dinos Mitoglou and Mitchell Wilbekin each scored 15 to help the Demon Deacons (10-12, 2-7 ACC) snap their four-game losing streak and win a close game after a stretch of remarkably tight losses.

Wilbekin and Madison Jones each hit two key free throws down the stretch, with Jones’ pair making it a three-point game with 11.1 seconds remaining.

After Wake Forest didn’t foul, Justin Bibbs‘ open 3-pointer from the corner with about five seconds left bounced off the rim and out of bounds off the Demon Deacons with 0.4 seconds left.

Devin Wilson inbounded it to Ahmed Hill, who didn’t get his errant stepback attempt from 3 off before the buzzer.

Adam Smith scored 12 points to lead Virginia Tech (9-12, 1-7 ACC).

Wake Forest’s losing streak included an overtime loss at Syracuse, a double-overtime loss at Florida State and a buzzer-beating loss at Clemson. Meanwhile, the Hokies — who were 17 for 20 from the free-throw line — remained winless on the road under first-year coach Buzz Williams.

Wilson and Hill each had 11 while three players — Malik Muller, Christian Beyer and Bibbs — each scored 10 for the Hokies.

They took their only lead of the second half on Will Johnston’s layup in the lane that made it 65-64 with just under two minutes left.

Wilbekin countered with a 3 from the right corner that put the Demon Deacons up by two with 1:30 remaining.

After Bibbs tied it at 67 with two free throws with 1:18 remaining, Wake Forest took the lead for good on Devin Thomas’ layup that made it 69-67 with 59.3 seconds left.


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