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ACC Daily Digest, Jan. 31: Louisville destroys Wake Forest, McClease to remain at VT, UNC offers 5-star Kessler

It’s really cold outside. Stay indoors, grab a blanket and some coffee and watch basketball. Ride this thing out. Also, here’s what’s happening around the ACC.

 

Louisville drubs Wake Forest as Mack, Gaudio return to Winston-Salem

Up by 35 points at one time, Louisville destroyed Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Wednesday night, 82-54. Dwayne Sutton slapped up a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds), while Jordan Nwora went for 20 points, again.

Wake Forest falls to 1-7 in ACC play; the Demon Deacons now currently rank 177th in KenPom, too.

 

Hokies say “NAW” to the Hurricanes

After a sluggish shooting performance against Syracuse, Nickeil Alexander-Walker ran wild against Miami. Virginia Tech’s star sophomore dropped 25 points (11-of-17 FGA, 3-of-7 3PA), five assists and six steals.

Virginia Tech defeated Miami, 82-70.

 

Syracuse wins on the road at Boston College

Tyus Battle led the way with 31 points, including 21 in the second half, six assists and only one turnover as Syracuse won 77-71 at Boston College. Ky Bowman and Jordan Chatman each scored 21 points for the Eagles, too.

 

Report: Deshawn McClease to remain at Virginia Tech, leave the portal

It’s been a whirlwind offseason for the Virginia Tech football program, but the Hokies may have some good news here. After running for 433 yards in 2018, McClease returns to Tech as the Hokies leading rusher.

 

UNC Basketball offers 5-star 2020 center

North Carolina basketball offered a scholarship to one of the most coveted prospects in the 2020 class: Walker Kessler. A 5-star center out of Georgia, Kessler is a top-15 prospect already with offers from Duke, Virginia, Michigan, Florida and Vanderbilt.

 

ICYMI, somehow: NC State hired a new AD: Boo Corrigan

There was big news out of Raleigh on Wednesday morning as NC State announced its replacement for Debbie Yow, set to retire later this year, as director of athletics: Boo Corrigan.

Also: Here’s David Glenn with a quick hit from his radio show on the transition from Yow to Corrigan.

 

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