Wood leads NC State past Wake Forest, 87-76

JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer Published:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Scott Wood had season highs of 23 points and six 3-pointers to lead North Carolina State past Wake Forest 87-76 on Saturday.

C.J. Leslie and C.J. Williams scored 18 points apiece for the Wolfpack (17-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 52.5 percent -- 31 of 59-- and never trailed in the second half to claim their fifth straight win in the series and second consecutive season sweep.

C.J. Harris finished with 21 points for the Demon Deacons (11-12, 2-7). They lost their fourth straight to fall below .500 for the first time this season and slipped to 1-4 in league road games.

Wood matched his previous season high of five 3s by halftime and hit the shot of the day during his four-point play that capped a 13-2 run and gave the Wolfpack their first double-figure lead.