ACC Daily Digest, Feb. 25: NC State pounds Wake Forest; FSU, VT adds transfer QBs

As conference play races to a conclusion, there’s plenty to hit on. Plus: Virginia Tech and Florida State adds a transfer quarterbacks to their rosters.


Led by Markell Johnson, NC State trounces Wake Forest 94-74

In the only ACC contest on Sunday, NC State evened its season series with Wake Forest at 1-1 after a 94-74 victory in Raleigh. Junior guard Markell Johnson, who missed the first meeting with an injury, was hot for the Pack: 25 points (six 3-pointers), six rebounds and three assists. NC State scored 1.24 points per possession.

With the win, NC State improved to 20-8 (8-7 ACC); that makes two straight 20-win seasons under Kevin Keatts. NC State is off until Saturday now — a road game at Florida State.

Wake Forest, however, drops to 10-16 on the season (3-11 ACC). It’ll be a quick turnaround for Wake, too, which hosts Miami on Tuesday.


Monday Night Hoops: 1 game

  • Notre Dame at Florida State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)


Virginia Tech lands former Oregon QB

Even with Josh Jackson’s decision to transfer out of Virginia Tech, the Hokies will still have plenty of depth at the quarterback position. Over the weekend, the Hokies added another player to the QB room, too: Braxton Burmeister.

A former 4-star recruit, Burmeister will most likely have to redshirt during the 2019 season. As a true freshman in 2017, he started five games for Oregon. Last season, he appeared in four games, which allowed him to redshirt.


FSU adds transfer QB Wyatt Rector

Desperate to add depth at the quarterback position, Florida State landed former Western Michigan QB Wyatt Rector, who will be preferred walk-on. Rector will miss spring ball in Tallahassee, though, and enroll in May. Both and he and Louisville transfer Jordan Travis will try to gain immediate eligibility via hardship waivers.