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College hoops COVID-19 roundup: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski sits out after coronavirus exposure

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is quarantining because of contract tracing after being exposed to a COVID-19 positive person and will miss the Blue Devils’ next game against Florida State.

Krzyzewski did not travel with the team to Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday ahead of Saturday’s 8 p.m. ET Atlantic Coast Conference game against the No. 19 Seminoles.

Duke (3-2) has not played in more than two weeks, since a 75-65 win against Notre Dame on Dec. 16. Its game against Pittsburgh last week was postponed because of a COVID-19 positive test within the Panthers program. 

Coach K has not tested positive for COVID-19. Associate head coach Jon Scheyer will coach the team in his place.

The status for the 73-year-old coach is unknown for future contests, which includes a Jan. 6 game against Boston College. 

Virginia game postponed

Saturday’s scheduled game between No. 23 Virginia and No. 24 Virginia Tech has been postponed because a Virginia staffer has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the postponement on Friday, saying the positive test led to quarantining and contact tracing within the Virginia program.

This is the second time COVID-19 has led to a disruption in Virginia’s schedule. The most recent national champions halted activities for 10 days last month, leading to three games being postponed and one being canceled.

Arizona State game called off

The Pac-12 has postponed Saturday’s matchup between Arizona State and Washington due to COVID-19 issues within the Sun Devils program.

It’s the second consecutive postponement for the Sun Devils after their game scheduled for Thursday at Washington State was also called off.

The Pac-12 said it will work with all programs to try to reschedule the postponed games.

Arizona State has not played since Dec. 16 and is scheduled to face UCLA next Thursday. The Sun Devils had games against Incarnate Word and Utah before Christmas postponed because of COVID-19 issues within those programs.

Washington is next scheduled to play at Stanford on Thursday.

Contributing: Associated Press

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