By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
After winning their Wednesday game against the Louisville Cardinals, the Duke Blue Devils were forced to withdraw from the tournament. They have a positive coronavirus test.
As a result, their season is over. The Blue Devils have missed the tournament for the first time since the 1994-95 season.
There are four games on Thursday’s slate:
– Virginia Cavaliers vs. Syracuse Orange
– Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Miami Hurricanes
– Florida State Seminoles advances with the Duke withdraw
– Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
The Cavaliers are the No. 1 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament but they are still behind the Seminoles in the odds to win the conference (+268), according to SportsBettingDime.com.
The winner of the Virginia and Syracuse game Will play the winner of the Georgia Tech and Miami game. Then, Florida State will face the Virginia Tech and North Carolina winners.
The semifinals will be played on Friday on ESPN. The first game will be played at 6:30 pm then again at 9 pm.
The championship game will be held on Saturday at 8:30 pm on ESPN. The winner of the conference will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that begins on Thursday, March 18th.
The Blue Devils were the last winner of the tournament. They defeated the Seminoles, 73-63, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Seminoles were awarded the ACC Tournament Championship last year due to the coronavirus shutdown. They were awarded the championship due to their regular-season record.
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