Appleby, Wake Forest upend No. 14 Duke 81-70 in ACC play

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Tyree Appleby had 18 points and eight assists to help Wake Forest beat No. 14 Duke 81-70 on Tuesday. Cameron Hildreth added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Demon Deacons, who took down their highly ranked instate peer with a confident performance. Wake Forest led 39-30 at halftime, then pushed that margin to 15 points. Jaylen Blakes had a career-high 17 points to lead Duke, which didn’t have top freshmen Dereck Lively II and Dariq Whitehead due to non-COVID illnesses. Duke’s only lead was 4-2 in its first true road game this season.

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