ACC Daily Digest, Jan. 21: Stewart pick UW over Duke, Syracuse; UNC hosts Virginia Tech; Bowman leads upset of FSU

After a busy weekend of ACC basketball, let’s hit the reset button. Here’s a look at what’s going on around the ACC on this Monday morning.


5-star Stewart commits to Washington over Duke, Syracuse

On Sunday evening, 5-star center Isaiah Stewart β€” a top-10 prospect in the 2019 class β€” committed to Mike Hopkins and Washington. Stewart was a target of both Duke and Syracuse; he selected Washington over those two ACC programs, along with Michigan State and Kentucky.


Big Monday: Virginia Tech at North Carolina

There’s one ACC basketball game on Monday night: Two days after both teams picked up weekend wins, North Carolina hosts Virginia Tech.

This could be a really fun matchup; both teams rank inside the top 10 of KenPom’s efficiency ratings and feature two of the better offenses in college hoops.

Keep an eye on how Virginia Tech targets Luke Maye. The Hokies do a marvelous job spreading the floor. Can Tech take advantage of Maye guarding in space, away from the hoop?

The last time these two teams met was last January. Virginia Tech won that game at home, 80-69, behind 19 points and four assists from Justin Robinson.


Bowman scores 37 points, Boston College upsets Florida State

Trailing FSU by 11 points at halftime, it looked as through Boston College was headed for its sixth straight loss and an 0-5 start to ACC play; Ky Bowman, however, had other ideas. The star junior guard trigged a massive 51-point second half. He finished with a game-high 37 points (6-of-8 3PA).

Florida State was led by Mfiondu Kabengele’s 26 points off the bench.


Duke football names Trooper Taylor as its WR coach

Trooper Taylor will reunite with David Cutcliffe in Durham next season. The well-traveled Taylor spent the last five seasons on staff at Arkansas State. He worked with Cutcliffe at Tennessee during the 2006 and 2007 seasons.


NC State football adds coach, too

NC State has added Todd Goebbel to its staff as its tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. The move was finalized on Sunday. Goebbel spent the last four seasons at Marshall.


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