WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Travis McKie had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help Wake Forest beat Georgia Tech 59-50 on Wednesday night.
Tony Chennault added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Demon Deacons (12-14, 3-9 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ran off an 11-0 run in the final 6½ minutes to go ahead for good in a matchup of the bottom two teams in the league standings. Wake Forest had lost six straight games by double-digit margins, but McKie helped the Demon Deacons take control in a tight contest.
The Demon Deacons shot just 33 percent but came through with key baskets that twice beat the shot clock during the decisive run.
McKie scored the first seven points of the spurt, which gave Wake Forest an eight-point lead with about 2½ minutes left.
Glen Rice Jr. scored 12 points to lead the Yellow Jackets (9-16, 2-9), who shot 37.3 percent (19 of 51).