The ACC is canceling a game for a second straight day due to a positive COVID-19 test. The No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers are forfeiting their game against the No. 4 seed Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets after a positive COVID-19 test within the Virginia program, per Mike Barber.
#UVA's ACC tournament semifinal game against Georgia Tech has been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the 'Hoos program. Worst case scenario.— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) March 12, 2021
Virginia was a four-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, and won one of the most dramatic games of March Madness this season yesterday with this last-second buzzer-beater from Reece Beekman for a 72-69 win over Syracuse.
The status of Virginia is unknown at this time, but unlike their counterpart Duke, they’ll very much want to continue their season if they can in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament. How that protocol will work with these test results is unknown as of now.
It’s a game that could have benefitted both teams, as the fight for seeding in the SEC ratchets up the import of each battle. There’s no dominant team in the league according to the metrics or ratings, so each matchup with a top-tier Quad 1 opponent tends to carry additional weight.
Georgia Tech was a 70-66 comeback winner over the Miami Hurricanes yesterday, and will now advance to the ACC Final for the first time since 2010. The Ramblin’ Wreck haven’t won an ACC title since 1993.