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ACC Tournament: Virginia vs. Georgia Tech cancelled due to positive test in Virginia program

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Syracuse finished playing Virginia less than 24 hours ago

ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Virginia Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The ACC announced this morning that the Virginia-Georgia Tech semifinal game in the ACC tournament has been cancelled. This follows a positive COVID-19 test within the Virginia program.

As many of you are aware, Syracuse recently played Virginia less than 24 hours ago in a quarterfinals loss. The Orange have shut down their program before due to a positive test from a team they’ve recently played. Buffalo had a positive test in their program shortly after their game against Syracuse in December and the Orange subsequently didn’t play for 18 days.

It’s important to note that a positive test within the Virginia program doesn’t mean that Syracuse will have to pause and quarantine (ending their season). The ACC has tracking chips in player jerseys and staff has been wearing devices to track how close they were to other individuals. FWIW, it’s been reported that it was a Hoos player who was in the game yesterday, though.

This isn’t the first program that has been shut down in the ACC tournament this year. Duke’s program had a positive test yesterday and was forced to shut down, cancelling their quarterfinal match with Florida State yesterday. The ACC tournament will continue with Georgia Tech moving to the finals to play the winner of Florida State-North Carolina.

Keep checking back on the site and on twitter @NunesMagician for further updates, if any, on Syracuse’s condition heading towards Selection Sunday.