ACC Daily Digest, Jan. 30: No. 3 UVA survives OT scare at NC State,

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).


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.


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.


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

A few weeks after Jamious Griffin elected to decommit from NC State — he’s now a Louisville target — the Pack landed another running back commitment: 3-star Jordan Houston.

Initially, Houston committed to Maryland. He’s rated as a top-10 all-purpose back in the 2019 class by 247 Sports.


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