The Atlantic Coast Conference has canceled a tournament semifinal game between No. 16 Virginia and Georgia Tech due to a positive COVID-19 test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Cavaliers program. The league called off its second tournament game in two days on Friday morning, less than 12 hours before the teams were set to play the first of two semifinal games. That means the Yellow Jackets will advance to Saturday’s championship game to face the winner of the North Carolina-Florida State matchup. The cancellation comes a day after Duke withdrew from the tournament and ended its season amid its own positive test.
NCAA protocols state that each member of a team’s travel party must have seven consecutive negative tests to make the trip to Indianapolis for the NCAA tournament. UVa Coach Tony Bennet says they’re quote, “exhausting all options to participate in the NCAA Tournament.”