Three ACC men’s basketball games on Tuesday night to recap, three more in action on Wednesday evening. Jump on in.
Virginia holds off NC State with overtime win, 66-65
Tuesday night brought an uncharacteristic performance from No. 3 Virginia, which got all it could handle from No. 23 NC State. The Cavaliers posted a 24.2 percent turnover rate (16 turnovers) — easily the worst mark of the season. Kyle Guy went just 1-of-5 on 3-point attempts, too. Wyatt Walker had a big game for the Pack — 11 points, five offensive rebounds, three blocks — but State couldn’t hit enough threes to pull it out (7-of-26 3PA).
Normally, yes. Tonight? Yikes. https://t.co/5BGWelSx9h
— Caroline Darney (@cwdarney) January 30, 2019
North Carolina demolishes Georgia Tech in the ATL
Similar to its performance at Duke, Georgia Tech hung tough for a half against UNC before being overwhelmed in the final 20 minutes — outscored 46 to 30. Coby White and Cameron Johnson were, again, dynamic for North Carolina — combining for nine 3-pointers, 41 points and 11 assists.
Coby White: Good at basketball.
UNC was +26 with Coby White and -3 without him versus Georgia Tech. Through 7 ACC games, the Heels are now +93 with White and -22 without.
— Adrian Atkinson (@FreeportKid) January 30, 2019
Clemson holds home court vs. Pitt; no Toney
Man, Clemson needed this game. Pittsburgh got another 30-point performance from Xavier Johnson, who is awesome, but it wasn’t enough to offset a much-needed hot perimeter shooting game from Clemson. The Tigers — led by Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell — hit 14 3-pointers and win going away, 82-69.
Of note: Pitt was without freshman wing Au’Diese Toney, who was injured in practice on Sunday.
— Pgh Sports Now (@PghSportsNow) January 30, 2019
Wednesday Night Hoops: 3 Games
- No. 12 Virginia Tech at Miami, 7 p.m.
- Syracuse at Boston College, 8 p.m.
- No. 15 Louisville at Wake Forest, 8 p.m.
NC State adds 3-star RB commit
Initially, Houston committed to Maryland. He’s rated as a top-10 all-purpose back in the 2019 class by 247 Sports.