#6 Wake Forest Slams East Carolina,

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Al-Farouq Aminu had 21 points and 12
rebounds, and No. 6 Wake Forest blew open a close game after
halftime to beat East Carolina 95-54 on Monday night.

Chas McFarland had 14 points for the Demon Deacons (11-0), who
are off to their best start since winning the first 11 games of
2003-04. Wake Forest led by four points at halftime before roaring
out of the break with a big run that silenced the rowdy home crowd
dreaming of an upset.

The Demon Deacons opened the second half with a 15-3 run that
pushed the margin to double digits, then spent the rest of the game
steadily increasing the lead while putting on a show of the
fullcourt athleticism that has made them among the favorites in the
Atlantic Coast Conference.

Darrius Morrow had 15 points for the Pirates (8-3), who were
outscored 54-17 after halftime.


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