WINSTON-SALEM — With one of his forwards out of the lineup Sunday, Wake Forest coach Danny Manning doubled down on his big men, and it paid off in the Demon Deacons’ 80-62 victory over Boston College.
Brandon Childress scored 20 points and big men Olivier Sarr and Ody Oguama combined for 30 points and 23 rebounds. Both finished with double doubles.
The 7-foot Sarr scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Oguama had 16 points and 10 rebounds against the undermanned Eagles, who played without leading rebounder Steffon Mitchell, who was sick. The Deacons (9-8, 2-5 ACC) held a 44-27 rebounding edge.
With the big guys dominating, Childress hit 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
“Getting those guys going makes my job easier,” said Childress.
With 6-8 forward Isaiah Mucius sidelined by a leg injury suffered before the game, Manning put Sarr and the 6-9 freshman Oguama into the starting lineup together – they normally share a spot. Though Sarr made only his third start of the season, he…
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