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November 27, 2011

McKie, Harris lead Wake Forest past Texas Tech

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP)- Travis McKie and C.J. Harris each had 20 points to help Wake Forest beat Texas Tech 70-61 at the Old Spice Classic on Sunday.

Tony Chennault added 14 points for Wake Forest (4-2), which ended the tourney 1-2.

Texas Tech (3-3) got 15 points from both Javarez Willis and Jaron Nash. The Red Raiders lost all three of their tournament games.

Texas Tech's Ty Nurse, averaging 15.6 points, did not play in the first half and ended up pointless in the game. Teammate Jordan Tolbert played just five of the opening 20 minutes and finished with six points.

Wake Forest took a 45-28 on Chennault's three-point play with 15:40 to play. He added another three-point play that gave the Demon Deacons a 54-45 advantage.

After Willis hit consecutive 3s to cut the Wake Forest lead to 66-59, Harris made two free throws with 1:22 remaining.

Tolbert has four points, including a rebound slam, during an 12-2 run that got Texas Tech within seven midway through the second half. Nash also had a pair of baskets during the spurt.

Toddrick Gotcher's 3 cut Texas Tech's deficit to 49-43 with 9 minutes remaining.

Harris scored 14 points, leading Wake Forest to a 34-26 halftime lead. The guard hit a long-range jumper with 4 seconds left in the half.

Nash scored eight points in the first half. He had eight combined points during the Red Raiders' first two games of the tournament.

Tolbert, who entered averaging 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, had two points during the first half.


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