WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- C.J. Harris scored 23 points and Wake Forest held off pesky Yale's second-half rally to win 72-71 on Thursday night.
Travis McKie added 14 points, Nikita Mescheriakov 13 and Tony Chennault 10 for the Demon Deacons (9-4), who never trailed in the game but saw the Bulldogs make things interesting in the final minutes.
Wake Forest led by as many as 19 points midway through the final half, only to see Yale pull within 68-66 on Austin Morgan's 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining.
But Chennault hit a layup 12 seconds later, followed by Harris' two free throws, to give the Demon Deacons some breathing room.
Greg Mangano had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Morgan added 15 for Yale, including a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left. Michael Grace added 12 and Reggie Willhite 10 for the Bulldogs (8-3), who saw their six-game winning streak snapped.
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