Jan. 30, 2007
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Visser scored 26 points and Wake Forest got key points from free throws down the stretch for a 85-75 victory over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night.
Harvey Hale added 19 points and freshman Ishmael Smith had 10 points for the Demon Deacons (14-7, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who snapped a six-game losing streak.
The Yellow Jackets cut Wake Forest’s lead to three points three times in the second half, and trailed by four points after a Dickey free throw pulled Georgia Tech within 70-66 with 4:39 left.
But Visser, who spent most of the second half on the bench after picking up his fourth foul, scored the Demon Deacons’ next seven points – hitting a hook shot, then making 5-of-6 from the line – to push Wake Forest’s lead back to 77-68 with 2:05 remaining.
The Demon Deacons, who entered the game shooting just 61 percent from the line, scored their final 13 points off free throws. For the game, Wake Forest hit 31-of-41 from the line, 21-of-29 in the second half.