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Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies’ game against Louisville rescheduled

Another game impacted by COVID-19.

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The No. 18 Virginia Tech Hokies were originally scheduled for two big games on the court this week. With home dates against Florida State and Louisville on Tuesday and Saturday, respectively, Tech was about to enter its most critical stretch of the season.

Unfortunately, both games were postponed, and the Hokies will not take the floor again until next Tuesday at North Carolina.

The FSU game was canceled early last week when the Seminoles paused their program due to issues with COVID-19. At the time, the ‘Noles were forced to cancel or postpone their next three games.

At this time, Florida State is expected to return to action on Saturday when it hosts Wake Forest in Tallahassee.

The Hokies were set to host the Cardinals on Saturday in a rematch of their game from early January. Louisville defeated the Hokies by two points when Virginia Tech missed a last-second attempt to win the game.

This was a game head coach Mike Young was looking forward to as Louisville has defeated Virginia Tech 17 consecutive times. The Hokies' last win over the Cardinals was in 1991 when both teams were members of the Metro Conference.

Due to COVID-19 issues at Louisville, this weekend’s game will not happen. However, some good news as the two teams will reschedule the game for March 3.

This is the fourth ACC game Virginia Tech has lost due to COVID issues within the opposing program. This is the first game where the ACC announced a makeup date.

The Hokies are currently 14-4 and 8-3 in conference play.