ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Wake Forest waited until the last minute - literally - to take its first lead of the game, making its flight home from the Paradise Jam a happy one.
Travis McKie's dunk off a pass from C.J. Harris put the Demon Deacons in front with 18 seconds left, and they held on for a 74-71 victory over Mercer on Monday.
McKie had 23 points and matched a career high with 15 rebounds as Wake Forest (2-2) earned its only win in three games in the tournament.
"You definitely want to come here and leave with a win," said McKie, a junior forward.
Wake trailed by 10 after Jibri Bryan hit a 3-pointer for Mercer (2-3) with 10:34 remaining. But the Demon Deacons chipped away until finally taking the lead on McKie's dunk.
"C.J. came off the ball screen, he saw me," McKie said. "I didn't want to leave any chance, so I dunked it to make sure it went in."
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