Lykes scores 25 in Mi­ami’s win over Wake

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Basketball - BY STEVEN WINE As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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