WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Wake Forest played its last easy game of the season before a grueling next two months.
Eric Williams scored 14 points and Trent Strickland added 13 as the fourth-ranked Demon Deacons extended their home winning streak to 24 games with an 86-47 rout of Brown.
Wake Forest returns to conference play on January 10 against Clemson before facing a pair of ranked foes in Texas and Duke. It plays 14 of its final 15 games against ACC foes, except for a matchup with Cincinnati on February 15.
"I don't think anybody in the nation plays a schedule like us from here on," Demon Deacons coach Skip Prosser said. "Fifteen ACC games and then we throw in Texas and Cincinnati for good measure. That is a definite challenge."
The Demon Deacons have not lost at Lawrence Joel Coliseum since a 29-point defeat against Duke on February 21, 2002. They secured their second straight 10-0 start against a less challenging opponent.
Wake Forest (10-0) never trailed after scoring eight of the games first nine points and pulled away early with a 15-0 run. Strickland scored six points and Williams added five during the spurt, which gave the Deacons a 29-7 cushion just 13 1/2 minutes into the game.
Wake Forest led by as many as 29 in the first half and had a 46-18 halftime advantage. It shot 52 percent (15-of-29) in the opening 20 minutes while holding Brown to 6-of-23 shooting.
The Demon Deacons did not slow down in the second half, making 15-of-27 shots. They had their largest lead at 85-45 on a 3-pointer by Scott Benken with with 83 seconds remaining.
"It seemed like we had 34 good minutes," Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser said. "We struggled in some stretches but we are fortunate and happy to get a win. Now we just have to get ready for our next challenge."
Justin Gray scored 12 points for Wake Forest, which finished at 52 percent (30-of-58) from the floor and made 21-of-31 free throws.
Williams and fellow forward Jamaal Levy combined to make 8-of-11 shots as the Deacons dominated inside, scoring 50 points in the paint. They scored 41 points off 29 turnovers by the Bears.
Luke Ruscoe scored 14 points and was the only player in double figures for Brown (3-9), which has lost seven of its last eight games. The Bears shot just 32 percent (17-of-53) overall.
"(The Demon Deacons) are a terrific basketball team with a lot of answers," Bears coach Glen Miller said. "They've got great guards and the best post player in the ACC. We didn't execute what we practiced."