LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - V.J. King and Quentin Snider each scored 15 points, Deng Adel added 14 and Louisville overcame a slow start to shoot 51 percent and pull away for a 96-77 victory against Wake Forest on Saturday night.
Seeking to rebound from Wednesday's overtime loss at Miami, the Cardinals (16-5, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 17-8 before surging ahead with a 19-2 run that included 14 unanswered points. They followed with several runs to stretch a 42-33 halftime lead to 79-51 with 9½ minutes remaining and roll to their fifth win in six games and while handing the reeling Demon Deacons (8-13, 1-8) their seventh consecutive defeat.
Dwayne Sutton had a season-high 13 points for Louisville, which registered its second-highest scoring total this season and avenged last year's loss in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Chaundee Brown had 20 points, Bryant Crawford 19 and Doral Moore 16 with 13 rebounds for Wake Forest, which shot 48 percent, outrebounded Louisville 39-32 and committed 20 turnovers for 28 Louisville points.