John Collins had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help Wake Forest rally from 14 down to upset No. 8 Louisville, 88-81, on Wednesday night in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Keyshawn Woods added 20 points for the Demon Deacons (17-12, 8-9 Atlantic Coast Conference), who came into the game desperately needing a big win to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume.
They got it, with Dinos Mitoglou and Mitchell Wilbekin hitting critical three-pointers in the final three minutes to turn a 75-72 lead into a nine-point margin.
Wake Forest is trying to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010.
Deng Adel scored 22 points for the Cardinals (23-7, 11-6),...