Duke holds off Wake Forest, 79-71

FILE PHOTO... Duke’s Grayson Allen (3) reaches for a loose ball against Florida State’s Devon Bookert (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Grayson Allen scored 30 points and No. 17 Duke beat Wake Forest 79-71 on Tuesday night.

Marshall Plumlee added 13 points and matched a career high with 17 rebounds, and freshman Brandon Ingram finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (22-8, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference).

They overcame some cold early shooting and shot 46 percent in the second half to earn their 17th straight home victory over Wake Forest.

Devin Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds and freshman Bryant Crawford scored 15 points for the Demon Deacons (11-19, 2-16). Codi Miller-McIntyre added 13 points, and his layup with 38.6 seconds left pulled them to 76-70.

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