RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -Chas McFarland had 20 points and 14 rebounds Friday night, and No. 10 Wake Forest overcame a lackluster performance in a 86-79 victory over Richmond.
The Demon Deacons (10-0) also got 21 points from Jeff Teague, including eight in a 17-6 run that allowed them to open a more comfortable 69-55 lead with 5:55 remaining.
Richmond (5-5) closed to within four twice in the final two minutes, the last at 78-74 with 1:35 left, but Teague scored on a drive and Al-Farouq Aminu followed with a dunk after a turnover to give the Demon Deacons an 82-74 lead and send fans streaming for the exits.
Kevin Anderson led Richmond with 21 points, David Gonzalvez had 18 and Jarhon Giddings 12.
The Demon Deacons dominated the backboards in the first half, outrebounding Richmond 24-14, but Wake Forest led just 37-35 at the break after the Spiders scored the last six points.
Wake Forest had 11 turnovers in the half, and the Spiders had just three.
No. 24 Marquette 94, Western Carolina 77
hat put the game out of reach.
Jerel McNeal scored 19 and Wesley Matthews added 18 for Marquette (9-2), which made a strong recovery from its loss at Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Brandon Giles scored 17 to lead Western Carolina (5-4), which has lost two straight.
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