Tuesday night’s scheduled ACC showdown between Duke and Pittsburgh has been postponed after a constructive COVID-19 check and subsequent quarantining and get in touch with tracing inside Pitt’s program, the ACC introduced Monday. A rescheduled date has not but been set.
Pittsburgh final performed on Dec. 22 towards Louisville, however it did so with out coach Jeff Capel, who contracted the virus and was pressured to overlook the sport towards the Cardinals. Capel returned to apply on Monday and was photographed with a masks simply hours earlier than the workforce reported the brand new constructive check.
The sport was purported to be Duke’s first in practically two weeks after it canceled its remaining nonconference slate to permit its gamers time to spend with household over the Christmas vacation. As a substitute, it extends the hiatus, making Duke’s tilt on Jan. 2 towards Florida State its first contest in effectively over two weeks after final going through Notre Dame on Dec. 16.
It is not the primary time Duke’s opponent has handled an outbreak and been pressured into canceling or suspending a recreation. The Blue Devils’ season-opener towards Gardner-Webb was known as off due to COVID-19 points inside Gardner-Webb’s program, as have been video games towards Elon and Charleston Southern. None of these video games are anticipated to be rescheduled.
“We’re not going to attempt to reschedule,” Coach Okay mentioned on Dec. 10 about canceling its remaining nonconference slate and selecting to not reschedule postponed video games. “We may attempt to reschedule three video games, however we’re not going to do this. We’ll play convention and hopefully get to play all of them.”