Recap - Wake Forest Defeats Xavier 66-59

Wake Forest got 19 points from Travis McKie as they ran past Xavier 66-59 on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum.

Bettors who backed Wake Forest were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1.5 at sportsbooks.

Wake Forest got 16 points from Codi Miller-McIntyre and another 15 points from C.J. Harris. Codi Miller-McIntyre contributed 3 assists, while Devin Thomas cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.

Xavier got 18 points from Travis Taylor in a losing cause and another 14 points from Semaj Christon. Dee Davis contributed 2 assists for them, while Travis Taylor had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Wake Forest were victorious, as the score was 31-26 at the break.

Xavier won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-32.