Following a frantic 24-hour news cycle which saw the NCAA announce that March Madness would be played without fans, the ACC followed suit with other conferences on Friday by canceling the remainder of the Men’s college basketball tournament. Prior to the start of the quarterfinals the league made the announcement in the Greensboro Coliseum and released the following statement:
UPDATE: pic.twitter.com/UTlO4MTVxI— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb) March 12, 2020
The games set to tip-off today were Florida State vs. Clemson, Duke vs NC State, UVA vs. Notre Dame, and Louisville vs. Syracuse. Florida State were announced as the 2020 ACC Champions based on having the best regular season record and number one seed in the ACC Tournament.
Florida State has been named the 2020 ACC Champions!#ACCTourney pic.twitter.com/bF9Ekcf0j7— ACC Men's Basketball (@accmbb) March 12, 2020
Schools such as NC State, Clemson, and Notre Dame needed a strong ACC Tournament in hopes of making it into the NCAA Tournament. However, given the events of the past two days it is unlikely that the NCAA competitions continue at this point. We will have more as updates are released, as well as looking back at the 2019-20 Virginia Tech basketball season in the coming weeks.