ACC's top-seeded team out of conference tournament following positive COVID-19 test
Another team in the ACC has been eliminated from the conference tournament because of COVID-19.
Friday morning, the ACC announced that tonight’s game between Georgia Tech and Virginia has been canceled because of a positive test from Virginia’s team. The Cavaliers have been eliminated and the Yellow Jackets will advance to the championship game on Saturday.
Virginia was the No. 1 seed in the tournament after finishing the regular season with a 13-4 record in ACC play. The Cavaliers are 18-6 overall and defeated Syracuse 72-69 in the quarterfinal round on Thursday.
“The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Georgia Tech vs. Virginia ACC men’s basketball tournament semifinal game has been canceled,” the conference said in a statement.
“The cancellation follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Virginia men’s basketball program. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report, which is available on TheACC.com.”
Virginia is the second ACC team to be eliminated from this year’s conference tournament. Duke was unable to play Thursday’s game against Florida State due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program. The Blue Devils defeated Boston College and Louisville to advance to the quarterfinals.
Georgia Tech will now play the winner of the Florida State-North Carolina game for the ACC tournament title.