Wake Forest has 3 with career night, routs N.C. State 101-76

Mar 2, 2022, 6:27 AM | Updated: 9:08 pm

Wake Forest's Daivien Williamson gets past North Carolina State's Jaylon Gibson for a layup during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in Winston Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

(Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Daivien Williamson scored a career-high 28 points, Dallas Walton added 20 points and a career-best 12 rebounds, and Wake Forest ended its regular season with a 101-76 rout of North Carolina State on Wednesday night.

Wake Forest (23-8, 13-7) entered fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings and secured a top-5 seed into the conference tournament for the first time since 2010. The Demon Deacons also matched a program record with their 13th ACC win.

Williamson and Walton were a combined 19 of 23 from the floor, with Williamson making five of the Deacons’ 10 3-pointers. Alondes Williams had 17 points and a career-high 11 assists, and Isaiah Mucius added 12 points.

The Deacons, who have won two of their last three games, shot 56% in the first half and 65% in the second while surpassing 100 points for the first time this season.

Terquavion Smith scored 22 points and made five 3s to lead N.C. State (11-18, 4-15). Jericole Hellems added 18 points, and Casey Morsell and Jaylon Gibson had 10 apiece. The Wolfpack play at Florida State on Saturday in a regular-season finale.

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