November 15, 2015

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Bryant Crawford scored 21 points and Devin Thomas had 18 and 12 rebounds and Wake Forest took rallied in the second half to defeat Bucknell 90-82 on Sunday.

The Demon Deacons (2-0) trailed 48-37 at halftime as the Bison (1-1) hit 8 of 15 3-pointers.

Crawford, who had 3 points in the first half, had 8 in a 16-3 run opening the second half for a 52-51 lead. The freshman also had five of his seven assists in the second half.

It was a 1-point game midway through the half before Wake Forest got some breathing room. When John Collins made two free throws with 5:40 to go, the Demon Deacons led 77-66.

The Bison got within 81-78 with three minutes to play but Mitchell Wilbekin, who had a career-high 17 points, stopped the momentum. Crawford made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch as Wake Forest finished 28 of 38.

Chris Hass made 7 of 17 shots, including 4 of 9 3-pointers, and was 8 of 10 from the line, to score 26 points for Bucknell. He had 18 in the first half. Zach Thomas added 18.


Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were down 13 points in the first half, allowing them to have their biggest comeback since erasing a 16-point deficit against North Carolina State on January 22, 2013, an 86-84 win. ... It was the largest comeback on the road since coming back from 13 for a 77-75 win at Gonzaga on Dec. 5, 2009.

Bucknell: The Bison cooled off behind the arc, going 3 of 14 in the second half to finish 11 of 19.


Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons are home Wednesday to face Richmond.

Bucknell: The Bison are at Robert Morris on Wednesday.

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