Lykes scores 25 in Miami’s win over Wake
Chris Lykes scored 25 points Saturday, including 12 free throws in the final five minutes without a miss, and the Miami Hurricanes earned their first ACC victory by beating Wake Forest 76-65.
In the second half the Hurricanes went 17-for-18 from the line while also shooting 52 percent.
Miami (9-7, 1-3 ACC) bounced back from its worst league start since joining the ACC in 2005. Wake Forest ( 7-8, 0-3) lost for the fifth time in six games.
Lykes finished 14-for-14 at the line and added four assists. Teammate DJ Vasiljevic scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers, and Ebuka Izundu had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Sophomore Chaundee Brown scored a careerhigh 22 points for Wake Forest.
The Deacons had a season-high in misfires from 3-point range, going 7 for 33, and shot 34 percent from the field overall. They were averaging 19 points from the free-throw line but went only 8-for-9 there.
The loss was Wake Forest’s ninth in a row in Florida, with their last win in 2011-12.
Note: Miami forward Dewan Hernandez, who has yet to play this season because of an eligibility issue, will have a hearing Monday before the NCAA.