WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Again, Virginia did not have an answer for Wake Forest's inside-outside combination.
Guards Chris Paul and Justin Gray combined for 37 points and center Eric Williams added 17 as the sixth-ranked Demon Deacons coasted to a 90-68 victory over the Cavaliers in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.
Behind 21 points and nine assists from Paul, 17 from Gray and 15 and 10 rebounds by Williams, Wake easily handled Virginia, 89-70, in the first meeting this season on January 2.
Wake Forest (23-4, 11-3 ACC) shot 61 percent (36-of-59) in this one, making 18-of-27 after intermission, and outrebounded Virginia, 38-23.
"I thought we played more Wake Forest basketball in the second half rather than the first half," Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser said. "I thought our efforts on the boards were good. We had 13 offensive rebounds. We try and lead the conference in offensive rebounds, that's an effort stat. ... We're third behind Clemson and Miami and we have a higher shooting percentage than those teams."
Gray finished with 20 points and made 3-of-6 3-pointers while Williams was 8-of-11 for 17 points to go with eight rebounds. Paul scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting and added five assists.
"We always tell him to be more aggressive," Gray said of Paul. "He has a real good knack for knowing where the ball is and getting steals and running in the open court.
The trio scored 34 points in the first half as the Demon Deacons forged a 44-31 lead at the break. The Cavaliers pulled within 46-41 two minutes into the second half on a 3-pointer by T.J. Bannister, but Paul and Williams ignited a 16-6 run over the next 6 1/2 minutes to rebuild a 59-47 edge. Paul scored seven points and Williams four during the burst.
Six points by Taron Downey, a dunk by Kyle Visser and a 3-pointer by Gray pushed the lead to 75-54 with 7 1/2 minutes remaining. The Cavaliers got no closer than 17 thereafter.
The win gave Wake Forest its first season-sweep of Virginia since the 1996-97 season and moved the Demon Deacons within one-half game of North Carolina for the ACC lead. The Tar Heels play at Maryland later Sunday.
Devin Smith scored 22 points and Bannister and J.R. Reynolds added 15 each for Virginia (13-11, 4-9), which has lost three straight. Elton Brown, who came in averaging 14 points per game, was held to six on 2-of-6 shooting as the Cavaliers shot 40 percent (21-of-52).