Originally written November 09, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- C.J. Harris scored 19 points to lead six Wake Forest players in double figures as the Demon Deacons held off pesky Radford 79-67 Friday night in the teams' season opener. Travis McKie and Chase Fischer added 11 points each, and Codi Miller-McIntyre, Devin Thomas and Arnaud Adala Moto scored 10 apiece for Wake Forest, which shot 63.6 percent from the field (28 of 44) and hit 20 of 30 free throws. R.J. Price scored 16 points, Kion Brown added 14, and Blake Smith and Javonte Green had 12 points each for the Highlanders, who twice fought back from double-digit deficits. Radford took advantage of 18 Wake Forest turnovers, which led to 22 points. The Highlanders also had an 18-7 edge in offensive rebounds, leading to 14 second-chance points, as they gave the Demon Deacons all they could handle, especially in the first half. The Highlanders took the lead three times in the first 20 minutes, the last at 14-13 on Green's layup with 11:48 remaining. However, Wake Forest settled down and regained the lead for good thanks to Fischer, who came through with key baskets three times in the final stages of the half. Fischer hit a jumper and 3-pointer in a 46-second span to put the Demon Deacons back on top. He made another 3 at the 5:15 mark after Radford had pulled within 28-27, then dropped in a third 3-pointer during a 9-0 run that gave Wake Forest a 42-31 lead with 1:57 remaining. The Highlanders managed to cut the Demon Deacons' lead down to seven points on layups by Lucas Dyer and Price, but Thomas' tip-in of a Harris miss in the final second put Wake Forest up 44-35 at the halftime break. The Demon Deacons twice pushed their lead back into double digits early in the second half, the last at 50-40 on McKie's jumper with 15:40 left. But Radford whittled away at Wake Forest's lead, pulling within three points three times. A pair of free throws by Brown with 1:53 remaining cut the Demon Deacons lead to 70-67. But Radford soon ran out of gas, with McKie scoring five points in a game-ending 9-0 run for Wake Forest.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

Report: Carson Palmer's nerve injury 'still lingering'

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

NL Wild Card Game Live Blog

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

Aaron Rodgers says smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

Jeter introduces 'The Players Tribune,' 'The Voice of the Game'

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

What to watch in the NL Wild Card game

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.