Senior point guard Justin Gray chipped in with 15 points and seven assists. Gray, who connected on just 3-for-12 from the field and 1-of-9 from three-point land, sank all eight of his free-throw attempts, including four over the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.
Junior swingman Michael Drum and junior center Kyle Visser rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Deacs. Drum poured in 13 points, while Visser added 12 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
The Deacs shot 50-percent (30-for-60) from the field, despite a 4-for-23 effort from three-point land. Wake Forest went 24-for-39 from the charity stripe.
The Demon Deacons return to action on Saturday against Mars Hill. Tip-off with the Lions at Joel Coliseum is scheduled for 2 p.m.