WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Al-Farouq Aminu had 22 points, Chas McFarland added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Wake Forest held off a late rally by Boston College to beat the Eagles 92-85 on Tuesday night.
L.D. Williams added 14 points for the Demon Deacons (17-5, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). They never trailed, were held without a field goal for the final 10 1/2 minutes, but made 14 of 18 free throws in the final 5:36 to win their third straight and fifth in six games.
Wake Forest trails both Duke (7-2) and Maryland (6-2) in the standings.
Tyler Roche scored a career-high 31 points — including 15 of BC's first 19 — and Corey Raji had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (12-12, 3-7). They played without leading scorer Joe Trapani, who didn't make the trip because of illness, and lost their third straight.
BC has dropped eight of 11 in 2010 and fell to 1-4 in ACC road games this season.