For the sixth time this season a Virginia Tech Basketball game has been canceled or postponed. The Hokies had already been on a pause since their February 6th win over Miami following a postponement by the Florida State program for a scheduled game this weekend. However, this is the first time that a contest has been called off due to a positive test result within the Hokies’ program.
Our game at UNC this upcoming Tuesday has been postponed— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) February 13, 2021
At the start of the season, the game against Temple was canceled before it was replaced by Villanova. A win that turned out to be a huge boost towards the Hokies’ NCAA aspirations. Things ran smoothly until ACC play picked up and the first game against UVA was called off due to a positive case in the Cavaliers program. Since then games have been called off against Boston College, Florida State, and now North Carolina. The Louisville home game was also postponed but has been the only one to be rescheduled. It’ll now take place on March 3rd.
Up next for Tech, in theory, is a road trip to Florida State on February 20th, next Saturday. FSU is scheduled to face UVA Monday evening. From there the Hokies play every three or four days until the ACC Tournament is scheduled to kick off on March 9th. Unless the conference adjusts postseason plans or an upcoming game is called off by the opposition and replaced by a school with an opening in their schedule, VT is unlikely to add any of the remaining missed games back.
The loss of games shouldn’t hurt Tech’s NCAA chances as a majority of schools across the country have been dealing with cancelations, postponements, and pauses in activities due to COVID-19. Hopefully, this case will be able to be contained to the individual that tested positive and the Hokies can resume action next weekend. However, the most important thing is that they recover quickly.