NASSAU, Bahamas — The Wake Forest men’s basketball team began its three-game tour of the Bahamas with a 93-72 victory over the University of Toronto today.
The Deacs had five players score in double figures, led by 17 points from Keyshawn Woods in his Wake Forest debut.
“I thought we moved the ball well and we had quite a few assists today,” said head coach Danny Manning. “We need to some better things defensively and in terms of attention to detail, but it was a good first game.”
Austin Arians and John Collins each had 13 points, Bryant Crawford scored 11 points and Doral Moore added 10 points for the Demon Deacons. Collins had a team-high seven rebounds while freshman Brandon Childress notched a team-high six assists.
Wake Forest led 28-23 after the first quarter before taking control of the game in the second quarter, going on a 19-1 run over the first five minutes. The Deacs led the Blues 52-34 at the half. Woods scored 10 of his 17 points before intermission.
The Demon Deacons led 72-51 after third quarter before closing out the 93-72 victory. Twelve different players scored for Wake Forest, while 11 played at least 10 minutes.
“I thought some guys did some good things today,” said Manning. “Keyshawn was really efficient scoring in the minutes that he got. Austin knocked down some big shots for us. I think the freshmen will continue to grow as they acclimate to the speed of the game and the strength of the players they are up against.”
Reilly Reid had a game-high 20 points to lead Toronto, who defeated UNLV earlier in the week in Nassau.
Demon Deacons will play Bahamian club teams the next two days, facing the CTG Knights on at 7 p.m. Wednesday and The Real Deal Shockers at 7 p.m. Thursday.
WAKE FOREST SCORING
Keyshawn Woods – 17
Austin Arians - 13
John Collins - 13
Bryant Crawford - 11
Doral Moore – 10
Greg McClinton - 7
Brandon Childress – 5
Sam Japhet-Mathias – 5
Rich Washington - 4
Mitchell Wilbekin - 4
Donovan Mitchell - 2
Trent VanHorn - 2