Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 11
Jan. 11, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points and No. 4 Wake Forest held on to beat third-ranked North Carolina 92-89 on Sunday night.
Chas McFarland matched a season high with 20 points for the Demon Deacons (14-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who remained one of three unbeatens in Division I and matched the 1980-81 team that also won its first 14 games.
Danny Green scored 22 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 17 on 3-of-12 shooting -- he went without a field goal in the second half for the Tar Heels (14-2, 0-2).
In a span of eight days, the once-unanimous No. 1 team in the nation has lost two of three and shares last place in the ACC with Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels have lost its first two league games for the first time since 1996-97, when they started 0-3.
North Carolina has been hampered by the absence of top defender Marcus Ginyard, who missed his second game in a row and has been slow to recover from offseason foot surgery.