NCAAB Game Recap - Columbia at Wake Forest
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Bingha
47
MSU
100
F
YSU
55
Lou
78
F
FlaSt
63
Fla
51
F
JMU
34
UVA
65
F
UMassL
56
OhSt
76
F
Ill
69
Ariz
90
F
BC
74
SoFL
60
F
Wyo
32
SCar
66
F
Corn
81
Bry
82
F
Niag
39
Rut
86
F
SIU
52
Oakl
61
F
Colum
63
Wake
65
F
StJos
69
OlDom
82
F
Toled
96
Marsh
70
F
MD-ES
55
Lib
66
F
Maine
46
Harv
67
F
AbCh
83
Drex
86
F(OT)
MsVl
78
CenMI
134
F
Vermt
66
Buck
63
F
CarBi
64
N AL
95
F
AlSt
50
MOSt
59
F
Colg
68
Clem
81
F
Del
91
TexSA
79
F
MTStN
50
Mont
64
F
ArkLR
70
IlSt
75
F
Detr
65
NCSU
84
F
(N/A)
56
Navy
87
F
Portl
72
SJSU
57
F
Winth
74
Fres
77
F
(N/A)
40
Rice
65
F
IPFW
78
SEMO
79
F
UCSB
61
UCLA
77
F
Pacif
76
FlaAM
54
F
SDak
81
HI
75
F

Nov 10, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Columbia (0-2)

25

38

63

Wake Forest (1-1)

26

39

65

Childress' late shot lifts Wake past Columbia, 65-63
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:48 PM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) For Brandon Childress, the past couple of years at Wake Forest have been marked by a parade of mid-majors that have come in and beat his Demon Deacons.

During the first home game of his final season, he wasn't going to let it happen again.

Childress hit a jumper with 0.9 seconds remaining, and Wake Forest rallied to beat Columbia 65-63 on Sunday.

"Just fight. We kept fighting," Childress said. "You have to have a dog mentality."

Chaundee Brown scored 20 points and Childress finished with 11 to lead the Demon Deacons (1-1), who trailed by four points in the final minute before finding a way to avoid their third home-opening loss in the past decade.

"Our guys didn't panic down the stretch," coach Danny Manning said. "There was no panic in their eyes."

Mike Smith scored 23 points for the Lions (0-2), including eight in a row down the stretch. His free throw with 51 seconds to play put Columbia up 63-59.

"I thought Mike Smith played like an all-ACC-level guard," coach Jim Engles said.

Brown started the comeback with a three-point play on Wake Forest's ensuing possession, and the Demon Deacons got it back after a Columbia turnover. Brown then hit a free throw that tied it 63 with 17.1 seconds left, then missed the foul shot that followed, but the rebound went out of bounds off a Columbia player's hand.

Childress wound up with the ball at the key and drove the lane on Smith, shaking free with a spin move and putting up a jump shot that bounced off the iron twice before dropping through.

"Wish it would have bounced three more times" to run out the clock, Manning quipped.

The Lions called two timeouts before Jake Killingsworth inbounded to Smith, who took two dribbles before his half-court heave at the horn bounced off the glass.

BIG PICTURE

Columbia: The short-handed Lions, picked to finish next-to-last in an Ivy League dominated by favorites Harvard and Pennsylvania and playing without No. 2 scorer Gabe Stefanini (foot), could have made a statement by going on the road and beating an ACC school for the first time since they beat Wake Forest in the schools' only previous matchup in 1969. Killingsworth had 10 rebounds but they were outrebounded 48-37 - and none was more significant than the one on Brown's missed free throw in the final seconds.

"We've just got to stay confident and build off of it," Engles said.

Wake Forest: Houston Baptist, Gardner-Webb and Georgia Southern nearly had some company on the list of lower-level programs to come into Joel Coliseum and upset Manning's Demon Deacons. Credit to Brown and Childress for preventing a repeat - even after they blew an eight-point lead with 6 1/2 minutes left.

"We've got to do a better job of building off leads once we get them," Manning said.

STAR WATCH

Childress' clutch shot helped mask an otherwise rough day. He had as many turnovers (five) as field goals, finishing 5 of 15 with just two assists, and was 1 of 4 from the free-throw line.

MILESTONE

Smith became the 29th player in Columbia history with 1,000 points. He reached the milestone with a corner 3 that put the Lions up 39-34 with just under 14 minutes to play.

UGLY SHOOTING

Columbia shot 40% from the field while Wake Forest was at 35% - numbers that improved after a rocky start. The teams combined to miss 14 consecutive shots during one brutal 3 1/2-minute stretch and the Demon Deacons missed 14 of their first 15 attempts largely because they settled for long jumpers.

"We have to get off to better starts offensively," Manning said. "That takes away from our aggressiveness when we settle for those shots."

UP NEXT

Columbia: Plays Binghamton on Wednesday night in its home opener.

Wake Forest: Plays host to UNC Asheville on Wednesday night in its final home game until Dec. 7.

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Leaders

Columbia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Bolster 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Smith 23 0 7 5 1 0
Wake Forest PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Johnson 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Okeke 0 0 0 3 0 0

Team Comparison

Colum Wake
Points For 63 65
Field Goals 25/63-40% 22/62-35%
Three Pointers 6/26-23% 2/10-20%
Free Throws 7/9-78% 19/29-66%
Offensive Rebounds 3 11
Defensive Rebounds 35 36
Rebounds 38 50
Blocks 5 1
Steals 8 3
Turnovers 12 13
Personal Fouls 24 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Wake Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 10 Colum 63 @ Wake 65 J. Smoyer 2 M. Wynn 1

Game Information

Stadium: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Attendance: 4,451
Game Time: