Virginia Pulls Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Virus

Virginia Pulls Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Virus

Virginia Pulls Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Virus

Virginia Pulls Out of A.C.C. Tournament Because of Virus

The University of Virginia’s men’s basketball team, the 2019 national champion, pulled out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Friday after someone inside the program tested positive for the coronavirus.

Virginia’s withdrawal was the second in 24 hours for the conference tournament — Duke dropped out on Thursday — because of the virus. And it immediately put into some doubt whether Virginia (18-6) will be able to compete in the N.C.A.A. tournament, which is scheduled to begin next week.

In a terse statement on Friday morning, the A.C.C. cited “a positive test, subsequent quarantining and contact tracing” for the cancellation of Virginia’s planned semifinal game against Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech automatically advanced to the conference championship game because of the cancellation of the semifinal showdown.

Virginia was the last team to win a national championship because the signature tournament was canceled one year ago.


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