The Tech-Louisville men’s game was one of four ACC games that the conference adjusted Wednesday, three because of COVID-19 issues within one of the participating teams. North Carolina-Boston College also was moved from Saturday to Sunday, and Duke-Notre Dame was postponed. The latter is significant to Tech because Duke is the team that is in COVID-19 protocol, and the Jackets are scheduled to play the Blue Devils in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday. It is Duke’s second game in a row to be postponed.
The Jackets women’s team was to play at Pitt on Thursday, but that game was rescheduled Wednesday for Jan. 11 because of health and safety protocols within the Panthers team. That means that, barring further postponements, Tech will play on the ninth, 11th and 13th of January. The compacted scheduling may be a sign of things to come in the ACC and throughout college basketball.
The Jackets men’s team has one league game (Syracuse, which was scheduled to be played Wednesday) and one non-conference game (Alabama A&M, originally scheduled for Dec. 23) that were postponed that it will try to make up.