It is the sixth game this season that Tech has had either postponed or canceled, half of which were necessitated because of COVID-19 issues within the Yellow Jackets team. Two of those games — against Pitt and Louisville — have been made up. The Jackets still have games with Notre Dame and N.C. State to make up.
From the perspective of the Jackets’ bid to make the NCAA tournament, this doesn’t help. Boston College is 3-13 in last place in the ACC and figured to be a team that Tech would have a good chance of beating to pick up another win. Further, on Monday, the school fired coach Jim Christian in the midst of his seventh season and also ruled out its second-leading scorer, guard Wynston Tabbs, for the remainder of the season for a violation of the school’s COVID-19 protocols.