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ACC Daily Digest, Jan. 16: Virginia Basketball dominates, Martell to Miami, Football schedule to be released

Let’s get right to it; here’s what you need to know: ACC football schedule release, Virginia basketball continues to dominate, Miami adds QB Tate Martell and Boston College gets a new offensive coordinator.

 

Tuesday night: UVA wins big, UNC hangs on at home, NC State falls at Wake

This one got out of hand quickly: In Charlottesville, Virginia demolishes Virginia Tech, 81-59. The Cavaliers score 1.45 points per possession, which is sizzling, and connect on 13-of-24 3-point attempts (54.2 3P%). Virginia’s Big 3 was magnificent, too: Ty Jerome (14 points, 12 assists, 2 steals), Kyle Guy (15 points, 3 3-pointers) and De’Andre Hunter (21 points on 12 FGA).

UVA now ranks No. 1 overall in KenPom’s efficiency ratings.

Without lead guard Markell Johnson, NC State fell in a road upset to Wake Forest,  which improves to 8-8 on the season with its first ACC win. Wake Forest built up a big 42-27 halftime lead, but saw that evaporate; however, the Deacons held off a second-half comeback from the Pack.

In the nightcap from Chapel Hill: North Carolina hung on to defeat Mike Brey and Notre Dame, 75-69. John Mooney was great for the Irish — 16 points, 19 rebounds — but it wasn’t enough. Oh, and UNC got a big game from Nassir Little, who looked bouncy.

 

2019 ACC Football Schedule will be released today

Here you go: The 2019 ACC Football schedule will be released today at 2 p.m. Make sure to check back here later for more details.

 

NC State Basketball lands 4-star guard Dereon Seaborn

Earlier this week, NC State added to its 2019 recruiting class with a commitment from 4-star guard Dereon Seaborn. The No. 107 player in the 2019 class, according to 247 Sports, picked the Pack over VCU, ECU, Providence and Minnesota.

 

Miami adds Ohio State transfer QB Tate Martell

Times have been busy for Manny Diaz and Miami, which added yet another high-profile transfer on Tuesday night: Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell.

And as an added bonus, electric receiver/returner Jeff Thomas has elected to stay at Miami, thanks to the new coaching staff. This comes after it seemed certain that Thomas — 35 receptions for 563 yards in 2018 — was headed for Illinois.

Boston College gets new OC

According to reports, Steve Addazio and Boston College have hired a new offensive coordinator: Mike Bajakian. Most recently, Bajakian was the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wednesday Night ACC Hoops

  • Boston College at Louisville, 7 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech at Clemson, 9 p.m.