ACC Daily Digest, March 5: UVA rips nets at Syracuse, Currie introduced as Wake AD, Tuesday night hoops

Let’s jump right in, shall we? Hurry up, before Kyle Guy hits another 3-pointer…


UVA uses monster second half to blow by Syracuse

Another game, another masterful performance from Virginia (27-2, 15-2 ACC), which defeated Syracuse Monday night, 79-53. Virginia splashed a school-record 18 3-pointers, and outscored Syracuse by 28 points in the second. Once again, the Big 3 lead the way. All 10 of Kyle Guy’s field goal attempts came from beyond the arc as the zone-buster splashed 8-of-10 3-point attempts (45.7 3P% in ACC play).

De’Andre Hunter was surgical, as per the usual; the future lottery pick scored 21 points on 13 field goal attempts — while blocking three shots and handing out four assists. As a team, UVA assisted on 75 percent of its field goals.

Speaking of assists, Ty Jerome was absurd, too: 16 points, five 3-pointers, four steals and 14 assists.

According to KenPom, Virginia now ranks No. 2 nationally in both adjusted offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency.


Tuesday Night Hoops Schedule: 4 Games

  • Wake Forest at No. 4 Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

  • No. 14 Virginia Tech at No. 15 Florida State, 7 p.m. (ESPN U)
  • No. 3 North Carolina at Boston College, 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)

  • Pittsburgh at Miami, 8 p.m. (ACC Network Extra)


Georgia Tech wing Curtis Haywood (ankle) out

Sophomore wing Curtis Haywood Jr. has played in all 29 games for Georgia Tech this season; however, he exited the team’s Sunday win over Boston College with a left ankle injury. He is out indefinitely.


Wake Forest introduces John Currie new AD, Wellman sets retirement date

Ron Wellman will officially retire on May 1, 2019; on Monday, though, the school introduced his replacement, John Currie, to the public.


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