No. 14 Duke 85, Wake Forest 66
Feb. 09, 1996
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Kira Orr scored 18 points Thursday night as injury-plagued and 14th-ranked Duke ran away to an 85-66 victory over Wake Forest.
Tyish Hall had 16 and Ali Day 13 as the Blue Devils (19-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), undaunted by multiple injuries, snapped a two-game losing streak.
Duke also got 12 points from freshman guard Hilary Howard, who played 27 minutes with a broken toe in place of Windsor Coggeshall, who is out with a back injury.
Wake Forest (11-9, 4-6 ACC) got game highs of 26 points and 12 rebounds from Tracy Connor.
Duke made 32 of 60 shots from the field and pulled away steadily in the second half. Wake Forest made just 28 of 68 shots.
Orr scored 14 first-half points and Hall 10 as Duke led 49-35 at the break. The Blue Devils led by as much as 49-28 but missed their last seven shots and failed to score in the final 2:14 of the half.
Duke used a 9-0 run early in the second half to pull back ahead by 21 and took its biggest lead, 74-51, on a layup by Day with 8:24 left to play.