On Thursday morning, it was announced that Florida State’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal game versus Duke has been cancelled. Duke had a positive COVID-19 test within their program emerge this morning, which led to subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing.
:— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb) March 11, 2021
The @DukeMBB vs. @FSUHoops quarterfinal game has been canceled.
FSU advances to the semifinals and will play the winner of tonight’s @UNC_Basketball vs. @HokiesMBB game that will now tip at 8:30 pm on ESPN.https://t.co/voQkjIjU9n
Due to the cancellation, Florida State will move onto the ACC Tournament Semifinals after their third bye. FSU will face the winner of the Virginia Tech-North Carolina quarterfinal tonight.
Florida State is 1-1 against the Tar Heels this season, while they haven’t played the Hokies yet. The Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina game will now tip off at 8:30 p.m. tonight.
The ACC tournament will carry on despite the positive test, as teams were in different locker rooms and in minimal contact. It’s also been reported that the positive Duke test came from a walk-on player who did not play in last night’s contest versus Louisville.
Source says ACC is confident Duke's testing won't affect other teams. Were using separate locker rooms, cleaning etc. Florida State now advances.— Dana O'Neil (@DanaONeilWriter) March 11, 2021
Florida State’s regular season game with Duke, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 2nd, was also cancelled this season.