Mercer 71
Wakeforest 74
Date of game: 11/19/2012

Recap: Wake Forest vs. Mercer

St. Thomas, VI (Sports Network) - Travis McKie scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead Wake Forest to a 74-71 come-from-behind win over Mercer in a consolation round matchup of the Paradise Jam Tournament.

C.J. Harris added 15 points and Chase Fischer had 11 for the Demon Deacons (2-2), who will host William & Mary on Friday.

Jakob Gollon had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Bears (2-3), who have dropped three straight after opening the season with back-to-back wins.

Wake Forest trailed 65-58 with 4 1/2 minutes left, but pulled within 65-62 on Mckie's jumper at the 2:41 mark.

T.J. Hallice split a pair of free throws for Mercer to make it 66-62, but Tyler Cavanaugh was fouled while attempting a missed 3-pointer and buried a trio of free throws to pull within one.

Gollon's tip-in gave Mercer a three-point cushion once again, but the Deacons did not back down and tied the game at 68-68 when Harris drilled a 3- ball with 1:40 left.

Travis Smith missed a jumper on the ensuing possession for the Bears, but got his own miss and found Jibri Bryan, who nailed a trey to give Mercer a 71-68 lead.

Harris was then fouled and converted a pair from the charity stripe, and following Smith's turnover, McKie slammed one home to give Wake a 72-71 lead.

Hallice then turned it over with five seconds left and were forced to foul Fischer, who made the subsequent free throws.

Gollon missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Wake Forest held on for the victory.

Game Notes

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