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State basketball roundup: UMBC throws scare into Wake Forest before losing, 78-73

State basketball roundup: UMBC throws scare into Wake Forest before losing, 78-73

Injuries and suspensions hit Wake Forest before Friday night's season opener. Add foul trouble and poor defense and the host Demon Deacons were in danger of a shocking upset to start coach Danny Manning's second season.

Then the big guys took over.

Devin Thomas, the brother of former Terp Alyssa Thomas, had 21 points and 17 rebounds, Dinos Mitoglou added 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Wake Forest relied on inside muscle to hold off hot-shooting UMBC, 78-73.

"We didn't shoot the ball well from 3, but we got second-chance points and rebounded the ball well," Manning said. "Our bench came in and gave us 15 points. So we've got some things to build on, but...

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