Virginia vs. Georgia Tech ACC semifinal game canceled due to coronavirus concerns

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. (ACC)

The ACC semifinal game between Virginia and Georgia Tech has been canceled.

Officials said the game was canceled after someone tested positive for coronavirus within on Virginia’s team. The game was originally scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Georgia Tech will now advance to the ACC championship game and will play the winner of tonight’s Florida State vs. North Carolina game, which starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

Below is a statement from ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips:

“I’m heartbroken for our student-athletes, coaches and support staff at both Duke and Virginia. Our teams have worked incredibly hard and sacrificed so much throughout this season. We continue to be led by our ACC Medical Advisory Group and the protocols put in place that have allowed our teams to safely compete during the 2020-21 season. We will follow the lead of our medical personnel to ensure the health and safety of our programs remain the top priority. Our student-athletes and schools have been remarkable this entire season while enduring incredibly challenging circumstances.”

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