from theacc.com at our local Greensboro offices:
Jeff Teague scored 26 points and Wake Forest shocked No. 2 Duke 86-73 on Sunday night, ending the Blue Devils’ 12-game winning streak.
James Johnson added 24 points for the Demon Deacons (16-8, 6-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who claimed their first victory against a top-five team since they also knocked off the then-No. 4 Blue Devils on Feb. 2, 2005.
The Demon Deacons held Duke (22-2, 10-1) without a field goal for more than 7 minutes in building the first double-figure lead of the game for either team, with Teague’s three-point play with 4:58 left making it 72-62.(Wake went on a 16-2 run)
After Kyle Singler’s layup at the 11:20 mark gave the Blue Devils their largest lead of the half at 60-55, they missed 11 consecutive shots before Paulus ended the drought with a 3 with just over 4 minutes left. They didn’t get closer than six points the rest of the way.
Freshman Nolan Smith scored a season-high 21 points, DeMarcus Nelson had 18 points and Singler finished with 17 for the Blue Devils, who had all five starters foul out in the closing moments in losing for the fourth time in five visits to Winston-Salem.
Jamie Skeen added 10 points for Wake Forest.
*****Are the Demon Deacons ready to put on their Dancing Shoes? Wake’s RPI rose to #61 after the win over Duke and the Deacs don’t want no freaks. WFU is ready to dance and they might just be set to make the field of 65. Things are looking up for Wake Forest and now’s the time for all those no-names(Jeff Teague, James Johnson, Chas McFarland, Gary Clark and others) to go ahead and lock it down. Wake is ready to shake and bake, this is no fake, they are going to make a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Last night’s win over Duke was one of the biggest in WFU basketball history. The Demon Deacons are ready to dance.*****