Positive COVID-19 test knocks Virginia out of ACC Tournament

Virginia hugs Virginia guard Reece Beekman (2) after his three-point clinching shot during the 2021 New York Life ACC MenÕs Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 11, 2021. [Photo by Sara D. Davis, the ACC]

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Georgia Tech vs. Virginia ACC men’s basketball tournament semifinal game has been canceled. The game was scheduled to be played on Friday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.

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 team to be taken out by the coronavirus of this year’s tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

A Duke player tested positive on Thursday and the Blue Devils announced their season will end without a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years.

With the cancellation Georgia Tech advances to the ACC Tournament championship game and will play the winner of tonight’s Florida State vs. North Carolina game that will now tip at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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