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Upset Alert: No. 7 Duke In A Dogfight At Wake Forest

Coach K speaking to Tre Jones.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 06: Mike Krzyewski the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils gives instructions to his team against the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 6, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

If Duke wants a shot at winning the ACC regular season and being the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, it needs a strong second half at Wake Forest.

After falling behind by double figures midway through the first 20 minutes, No. 7 Duke has clawed back to tie the 11-15 Demon Deacons at intermission. Tre Jones' three-pointer as time expired knotted things at 39-39.

Chaundee Brown and Jahcobi Neath have led the way for Wake with 11 points apiece. Neath has scored eight of his 11 points at the free throw line.

Duke started off cold and sluggish, but received an unexpected boost from seldom-used sub Justin Robinson. Robinson has come off the bench to spark Duke with four points, two steals and a blocked shot.

Three-pointers from Jones, Cassius Stanley and Alex O'Connell in the final minutes of the first half helped fuel the comeback. Freshman wing Wendell Moore leads Duke with seven points.

You can watch the second half of Duke-Wake Forest on ACC Network.

Duke entered tonight's game at 13-3 in ACC play, one-half game behind Florida State (14-3). The Blue Devils would have the tiebreaker over the Seminoles though, since they won the head-to-head matchup between the two.