WEBB Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs 73
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Gardner-Webb Overall (10-5)
ATS (2-1)
O/U (2-1)
December 29 2018
- ESPN3
WAKE Wake Forest Demon Deacons 69
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Wake Forest Overall (6-5)
ATS (5-3)
O/U (3-5)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs OFF OFF OFF
2647
Wake Forest Demon Deacons OFF OFF OFF
2841
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
WEBB OFF OFF OFF
WAKE OFF OFF OFF
Recap

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — David Efianayi scored 15 points, Jose Perez added 14, and Gardner-Webb beat Wake Forest 73-69 on Saturday.

The Runnin' Bulldogs (10-5) took control of what had been a close game with a 19-2 run in the middle of the second half. D.J. Laster scored eight of his 12 points during that span of 7:42, which saw the visitors turn a 5-point deficit into a 54-42 lead.

"That was a big stretch for us," Gardner-Webb coach Tim Craft said. "I'm proud of our guys, to come in on the road and win a game like that when we're not playing particularly good offensively. It was good to see us grind out what was kind of a defensive struggle."

A late flurry from the Demon Deacons, who struggled offensively all day, was not enough. A trio of free throws from Brandon Childress got the hosts back within 72-69 with 7.6 seconds left.

But Gardner-Webb's sterling performance at the foul line, where they made 35 of 40 attempts (88 percent), derailed any hopes the Deacons held for a late comeback.

"There are a lot of different areas we didn't do well in," Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said. "We've got to continue to work."

For Wake Forest (6-5), Childress scored 18 and Chaundee Brown, Torry Johnson and Jaylen Hoard each added 12 points. Hoard, the team's freshman star, fouled out as Gardner-Webb's decisive run was nearing its end with 4:49 to play.

"If you want me to say I'm pretty upset, yeah, I'm pretty upset we lost to Gardner-Webb," Childress said. "Yes, I'm disappointed at how I played, and how we were selfish at times."

There were 55 fouls, 77 free throw attempts, 74 rebounds and 35 turnovers in the game.

"Kind of an ugly game — a defensive kind of rock fight," Craft said. "That's what it was. Physical. A lot of fouls. Just a really rough and gritty game where neither team could really score."

BIG PICTURE

Gardner-Webb: The visitors extended their winning streak to eight. That includes a pair of road wins against Atlantic Coast Conference foes, as the Runnin' Bulldogs knocked off Georgia Tech 79-69 on Dec. 17. They should be a contender in the Big South Conference.

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons hardly entered the season with lofty expectations, as they were picked to finish 14th in the 15-team ACC. But even that might be tough to manage. They dropped their second home game to an opponent from outside the power conferences, having previously lost 93-91 in overtime to Houston Baptist on Nov. 23.

NO CAROLINA CROWN

Wake Forest lost for the first time in its last 20 games against non-conference opponents from North Carolina. Manning had previously been 10-0 in such games at Wake Forest. Four of the Deacons' six wins this season came against in-state opposition (North Carolina A&T, Western Carolina, Charlotte, and Davidson).

BIG SOUTH, BIG PROBLEMS

The Demon Deacons lost to a Big South opponent for the second consecutive time. They fell to Liberty 79-66 last season.

THEY SAID IT

Wake Forest's Childress: "We've got to put 40 minutes together. When teams go on runs, we can't put our heads down. We can't get upset. We've got to keep moving forward. These next couple practices, coaches are going to be on us. I'm going to be on everybody. We've got to take accountability. And we're going to get better. It's as simple as that."

Manning, on whether he needed to encourage or rip his struggling team: "A little bit of both. You're going to have some aggressive counseling, so to speak. You're going to have some encouragement along the way. . A lot of it is team-based, and a lot is individual-based. You'll have kids who hear the message differently with the way it's delivered."

UP NEXT

Gardner-Webb: Opens Big South play at Campbell next Saturday.

Wake Forest: Concludes its non-conference schedule when it hosts Cornell on Wednesday.

Matchup
Gardner-Webb Overall
W/L 10-5
ATS 2-1
Pts For 82.9
Pts Against 67.1
Total 2-1
Gardner-Webb Away
W/L 5-3
ATS 1-0
Pts For 75.8
Pts Against 74.0
Total 1-0
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
1:00 PM
at Wake Forest W 73-69
12-19
3:30 PM
Brevard College W 106-29
12-17
6:30 PM
at Georgia Tech W 79-69
12-13
4:00 PM
Kennesaw State W 81-77
12-8
2:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (NC) W 102-55
12-6
10:00 AM
Bob Jones W 105-37
12-1
2:00 PM
Savannah State W 97-60
11-28
6:00 PM
at USC Upstate W 74-61
11-25
2:30 PM
Arkansas State L 77-69 L (6) U (151.5)
11-24
6:30 PM
at UNCW W 81-72 W (-1) O (147)
Avg. Points For 86.7
Avg. Points Against 60.6
ATS 1-1
Over/Under 1-1
Wake Forest Overall
W/L 6-5
ATS 5-3
Pts For 73.6
Pts Against 73.2
Total 3-5
Wake Forest Home
W/L 4-3
ATS 2-2
Pts For 76.7
Pts Against 73.7
Total 2-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-29
1:00 PM
Gardner-Webb L 73-69
12-22
11:00 AM
at Tennessee L 83-64 W (19.5) U (147.5)
12-17
6:00 PM
Davidson W 67-63 W (2) U (140.5)
12-6
6:00 PM
Charlotte W 80-56 W (-9.5) O (135)
12-1
6:30 PM
at Richmond L 84-74 L (PICK) O (145)
11-27
6:00 PM
Western Carolina W 71-64 L (-14.5) U (150.5)
11-23
1:00 PM
Houston Baptist L 93-91
11-18
9:30 AM
at Valparaiso W 69-63 W (1) U (142.5)
11-16
10:00 AM
at Cal State Fullerton W 66-59 W (-1) U (149.5)
11-15
10:30 AM
Saint Joseph's (PA) L 89-69 L (3) O (152.5)
Avg. Points For 72.0
Avg. Points Against 72.7
ATS 5-3
Over/Under 3-5
Scoring
Gardner-Webb
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
David Efianayi (G) 34:004-7 57.1%0-0 0%7-9 77.8%0132034015
Jose Perez (G-F) 30:002-11 18.2%0-4 0%10-12 83.3%0331031014
Christian Turner (G) 33:002-3 66.7%1-2 50%8-8 100%0511023013
Daniel Laster (F) 18:003-9 33.3%0-1 0%6-6 100%2300025012
Eric Jamison (G-F) 26:004-10 40%0-0 0%0-0 0%160202108
Nate Johnson (G) 22:001-4 25%1-4 25%3-3 100%073201306
Brandon Miller (F-C) 8:002-2 100%0-0 0%1-2 50%220201005
Ludovic Dufeal (F) 9:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%240010200
Justin Jenkins (G) 9:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%030002200
Jaheam Cornwall (G) 8:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%001001500
Jaylen Alston (F) 3:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000100000
Gabe Bryant (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kennedy Kincaid (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Erick Valdez (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Wake Forest
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Brandon Childress (G) 38:004-11 36.4%2-6 33.3%8-11 72.7%0334014018
Chaundee Brown (G) 32:004-10 40%3-9 33.3%1-2 50%2701234012
Torry Johnson (G) 29:002-8 25%1-4 25%7-9 77.8%0222024012
Jaylen Hoard (F) 19:003-6 50%0-1 0%6-6 100%1500045012
Isaiah Mucius (F) 24:002-8 25%1-2 50%2-2 100%120002307
Olivier Sarr (C) 19:001-3 33.3%0-0 0%4-4 100%491024506
Sharone Wright Jr. (G) 18:001-4 25%0-2 0%0-1 0%020002302
Ikenna Smart (F) 19:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-2 0%340010100
Michael Wynn (G) 4:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%001000000
Anthony Bilas (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Blake Buchanan (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Miles Lester (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jamie Lewis (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Sunday Okeke (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Aaron Spivey (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Andrien White (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000