Hitting on 7-11 shots, Downey set a career high in points with 20 while also adding 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and even blocked a shot. In his 29 minutes, Downey did not have a single turnover.
Looking back on the game, Deacon fans have to wonder what would have happened if Downey was not available. With Justin Gray only able to play 16 minutes before fouling out, Wake Forest was especially thankful that Downey was able to go. With his incredible performance Thursday, Taron Downey has earned this week's DeaconSports Athlete of the Week.