Top-seeded Virginia withdraws from ACC Tournament after positive COVID test | Sports

Top-seeded Virginia withdraws from ACC Tournament after positive COVID test | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday morning that regular-season champion Virginia had experienced a positive test within its men’s basketball program and would not play the rest of the league tournament.

UVA was scheduled to face Georgia Tech in the first semifinal Friday night. The Yellowjackets now will advance to the league final.

The details surrounding Virginia’s positive test have not been reported. The Cavaliers, a projected No. 4 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, still figure to be able to play in the event, though not perhaps at full strength.

The NCAA stipulates that all Tier I personnel from qualifying teams (coaches, players, others in close contact) must test negative for COVID for seven consecutive days before traveling to Indianapolis for the tournament.

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