WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Justin Gray made it a short night for the Wake Forest starters.
Gray scored 21 of his 23 in the first half as No. 4 Wake Forest extended its winning streak to six games with a 98-76 rout of overmatched North Carolina A&T.
Needing 12 points to reach 1,000 for his career, Gray scored six of the Demon Deacons' first seven points and achieved the milestone by draining a 3-pointer with 13:10 left in the half to put Wake Forest (11-1) ahead, 26-15.
A junior, Gray became the 42nd member of the 1,000-point club in school history.
That basket ignited a 24-7 run over the next nine minutes that made it 47-22 with 4:24 remaining.
Gray made 6-of-9 shots, including 5-of-7 from the arc, as the Demon Deacons shot 64 percent (21-of-33) to open a commanding 60-28 advantage at the break.
It was the most points in a half for Wake Forest since coach Skip Prosser took over prior to the 2001-02 season. The Demon Deacons also held their largest halftime lead since jumping to a 56-24 advantage against South Carolina State on December 7, 2001.
Gray made just two free throws and did not attempt a shot in the second half, as Prosser sat his starters for most of the final 20 minutes.
Eric Williams scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 10 for Wake Forest, which has won 45 of its last 46 home games in non-conference play.
Williams made 9-of-10 shots and also blocked a career-high five shots.
Sean Booker scored 18 points for North Carolina A&T (1-11), which has lost seven straight and 36 of its last 40 games dating to last season.
The Demon Deacons begin their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule Sunday against Virginia.