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VIRGINIA OUT OF ACC TOURNEY DUE TO COVID: CAVS A LOCK TO GET AT-LARGE NCAA BID

By Lewis Gould

The ACC announced just announced that its scheduled semifinal between No. 4 seed Georgia Tech and No. 1 seed Virginia has been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Cavaliers program.

Georgia Tech will advance to Saturday’s title by default and face the winner of the other semifinal between No. 2 seed Florida State and No. 6 seed North Carolina.

That now makes two days in a row that the ACC has dealt with a COVID-19 cancellation involving one of its marquee teams after Duke was forced to withdraw from the tournament and end its season following a positive test.

Unlike Duke, though, the Cavaliers are a lock to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and now must deal with fallout from a COVID-19 issue before the Big Dance tips off late next week. All Tier 1 members of a program — players, coaches and other members of the traveling party — must have seven straight negative COVID-19 tests before arriving in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament.

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