The Latest: ACC postpones two women's basketball games

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wearing a protective face mask during the warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wearing a protective face mask during the warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

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The Atlantic Coast Conference says this week’s women’s basketball games with No. 2 North Carolina State visiting Florida State and Clemson visiting Boston College have been postponed.

The league announced the postponements Tuesday, two days before both games were scheduled to be played.

N.C. State remains in COVID-19 protocols and hasn’t played since beating Boston College on Jan. 3. The league announced that there had been a positive COVID-19 test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Wolfpack program two days after that game.

The school last week announced a cluster of cases associated with Wolfpack athletics, though it didn’t specify which programs were involved. But coronavirus concerns within the Wolfpack men’s basketball team have led to the postponements of its past two games as well.

The postponement of the Clemson-Boston College women’s basketball game followed coronavirus concerns within the Eagles program. The league has instead scheduled for Clemson to visit FSU on Thursday, moving up a game originally scheduled for next Tuesday.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed two women’s basketball games due to COVID-19.