College Basketball Roundup: Carr’s buzzer-beater lifts Wake Forest over App State

Wake Forest forward Andrew Carr is hugged by teammates after scoring the game-winning shot at the buzzer in Wednesday’s win over Appalachian State in Winston-Salem. (Allison Lee Isley / The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

WINSTON-SALEM — Andrew Carr scored 20 points, including a buzzer-beating game-winning jumper, and Wake Forest edged Appalachian State 67-66 on Wednesday night.

With 1.3 seconds to play, Carr drove the lane to catch an inbounds pass from Cameron Hildreth. Carr caught the ball on the run and then spun for a jump shot that hit nothing but net.

Dibaji Walker and CJ Huntley made consecutive layups and Terence Harcum hit a 3-pointer during a 7-2 surge to give Appalachian State a 66-65 lead with 14 seconds left. Hildreth missed a layup on the other end, but then the Demon Deacons forced a turnover that led to the final possession.

Wake Forest has won all 21 games in the series and beat the Mountaineers for the first time since Nov. 25, 2006.

Carr finished 8-of-14 shooting from the field. Tyree Appleby added 15 points for Wake Forest (8-3). Daivien Williamson had 12 points and Hildreth 10. Carr and Williamson combined for all seven of the Deacons’ 3-pointers.

Christopher Mantis scored 18 points to lead Appalachian State (6-4). Donovan Gregory added 12 points and Harcum 10. Huntley had 10 rebounds to go with six points.

Six players scored for Appalachian State during a 16-6 run that gave the Mountaineers a 55-54 with 6:35 remaining. The game stayed within four points the rest of the way.

Wake Forest plays at Rutgers and Appalachian State hosts Regent, both on Saturday.

Queens 78, East Tennessee State 75

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — AJ McKee scored 16 points to help Queens defeat East Tennessee State 78-75 on Wednesday night.

McKee added five rebounds for the Royals (9-2). BJ McLaurin added 14 points and seven rebounds. Kenny Dye recorded 14 points.

Deanthony Tipler finished with 19 points for the Buccaneers (4-7). Jordan King added 16 points and four assists for East Tennessee State. In addition, Justice Smith finished with 15 points and two steals.

Campbell 97, William Peace 58

BUIES CREEK — Devon Dunn scored 19 points to help Campbell defeat William Peace 97-58 on Wednesday night.

Dunn shot 6 for 7, including 5 for 6 from beyond the arc, for the Fighting Camels (5-5). Jay Pal scored 15 points and added five rebounds. Ricky Clemons finished with 13 points.

Michael Dulin finished with 16 points for the Pacers. Tyler Parton added 12 points and Tim Pettiford had 10 points.

Gardner-Webb 120, Carolina University 44

BOILING SPRINGS — DQ Nicholas had 18 points and Gardner-Webb beat Carolina University 120-44 on Wednesday night.

Nicholas added eight rebounds, eight assists, and three steals for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-7). Anthony Selden scored 18 points and Ademide Badmus recorded 14.

Micah Cooper finished with 12 points for the Bruins (0-2). Vladimir Vibert added six points for Carolina University. Ethan Bell also put up six points and three steals.