Duke and Carolina basketball games on Wednesday postponed | AP Sports






Duke’s Paolo Banchero gets a rebound against Elon on December 18.


Gerry Broome, Associated Press


STAFF AND SON REPORTS

On a day when midweek games involving the No.2-seeded Duke and North Carolina men’s basketball teams were postponed, the ACC changed its isolation practices and the Southern Conference followed suit. ACC traces by changing the way carryovers will be counted.

Duke’s match at Clemson has been postponed due to COVID issues in the Blue Devils program, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. Carolina’s home game against Virginia Tech on Wednesday night is postponed after the Hokies announced their men’s team had entered COVID protocols.

The CCA has updated its protocols, saying that a vaccinated individual, once asymptomatic, can complete isolation with either two negative tests within 24 hours or after seven days and one negative test if the individual has symptoms. are improving. The move dovetailed with the CDC’s announcement of a reduced isolation period from 10 days to five days for people with COVID-19.

And the Southern Conference, whose men’s basketball teams are scheduled to start the championship on Wednesday night, announced that schools with seven available scholarship players and a coach are expected to play their games, but if the games cannot be played, they would rather be classified without competition. only packages.

UNCG is scheduled to play Western Carolina at 7 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN +) and host Wofford at 5 p.m. Saturday (ESPN +) at Greensboro Coliseum. The Southern Conference women’s basketball teams open their league calendars on January 6.