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College basketball schedule 2020-21: Syracuse has second ACC game scrubbed due to COVID-19

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Syracuse and Wake Forest will not play their game as scheduled on Dec. 30, the ACC announced Tuesday evening. The reason is due to Syracuse’s contact tracing and ACC protocols in the wake of Buffalo announcing positive coronavirus tests in its program less than 48 hours after Buffalo played at Syracuse.

The news comes one day after the scheduled Tuesday night game between Syracuse and Notre Dame was postponed.

“The postponement follows positive tests in a recent Syracuse opponent, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing required for the Syracuse men’s basketball team,” according to the ACC. “The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

Elsewhere: Because last Saturday night’s previously scheduled big matchup between Villanova and Virginia could not be played, a pretty good makeup game has been scheduled in its place: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Virginia will meet Saturday on CBS.

With Baylor incapable of making up its game vs. Gonzaga and Villanova unable to get in its game vs. Virginia, the Bulldogs and Cavaliers had an opening and made the best of it, providing college hoops with its best game for the day-after-Christmas slate. Gonzaga and Virginia are scheduled to tip at 4 p.m. ET at Dickies Arena in Forth Worth, Texas.

One more of note: LSU was scheduled to host VCU on Tuesday night, but the game will not be played as scheduled “in accordance with SEC and NCAA COVID-19 protocols,” LSU said in a release.

Upcoming notable postponements or cancellations

  • Dec. 22: Notre Dame at Syracuse
  • Dec. 22: VCU at LSU
  • Dec. 23: South Carolina State at South Carolina
  • Dec. 23: UConn at DePaul
  • Dec. 30: Syracuse at Wake Forest

TEAMS NOT COMPETING IN 2020-21

Previous notable postponements or cancellations

  • Nov. 25: UTSA and Oklahoma
  • Nov. 25: Virginia vs. Maine (Uncasville, Connecticut)
  • Nov. 25: Central Arkansas at Ole MIss
  • Nov. 25: Gardner-Webb at Duke — rescheduled for Dec. 19, then canceled
  • Nov. 25: Northern Arizona at Arizona
  • Nov. 25-27: Creighton at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • Nov. 25-27: Texas A&M at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls)
  • Nov. 25: Western Illinois at DePaul
  • Nov. 25: UMass Lowell vs. Florida
  • Nov. 25: Stanford vs. Utah Valley
  • Nov. 25: Drexel at Penn State
  • Nov. 26: Baylor vs. Arizona State at Empire Classic (Uncasville)
  • Nov. 26: Jackson State vs. Ole Miss
  • Nov. 27: Arkansas State at Ole Miss
  • Nov. 27; Baylor at Empire Classic (Uncasville)
  • Nov. 27: Virginia vs. Florida (Uncasville)
  • Nov. 27: Florida State vs. Gardner-Webb — rescheduled for Dec. 21
  • Nov. 28 Oklahoma at UCF
  • Nov. 28: Chicago State at DePaul
  • Nov. 29: Baylor at Seton Hall
  • Nov. 29: Gardner-Webb at Georgia
  • Nov. 30: Long Beach State at UCLA
  • Nov. 30: Belmont Abbey at Charlotte
  • Dec. 1: Towson at Maryland
  • Dec. 1: Alcorn State at DePaul
  • Dec. 1: Vanderbilt vs. UConn (Uncasville)
  • Dec. 2: Colorado at Arizona — rescheduled for Dec. 28
  • Dec. 3: Vanderbilt at Legends Classic (Uncasville)
  • Dec. 4: UNC Greensboro at Louisville
  • Dec. 4: Florida A&M at South Florida
  • Dec. 5: Gonzaga vs. Baylor (Indianapolis)
  • Dec. 5: NC State vs. UConn: (Uncasville)
  • Dec. 5: Alabama A&M at Ohio State
  • Dec. 5: James Madison at Maryland
  • Dec. 5: UT-Martin at Illinois
  • Dec. 5: Purdue-Fort Wayne at Notre Dame
  • Dec. 5: Ole Miss at Memphis
  • Dec. 6: Florida A&M at Nebraska
  • Dec. 6: DePaul at Iowa State
  • Dec. 8: Fordham at Saint John’s
  • Dec. 8: Tarleton State at Gonzaga
  • Dec. 9: Louisville at Wisconsin
  • Dec. 9: Michigan State at Virginia
  • Dec. 9: NC State at Michigan
  • Dec. 9: Robert Morris at West Virginia
  • Dec. 10: Southern at Gonzaga
  • Dec. 11: Saint John’s at UConn
  • Dec. 12: Xavier at Providence
  • Dec. 12: Northern Arizona at Gonzaga
  • Dec. 12: Charleston Southern at Duke
  • Dec. 12: Saint John’s at Texas Tech
  • Dec. 13: Stanford at USC
  • Dec. 13: SIU-Edwardsville at Northwestern
  • Dec. 13: Texas at Baylor
  • Dec. 13: William & Mary at Virginia
  • Dec. 13: UConn at Georgetown
  • Dec. 15: Tarleton State at Baylor
  • Dec. 15: Detroit at Kentucky
  • Dec. 15: Seton Hall at Xavier
  • Dec. 16: NC State at Louisville
  • Dec. 16: Northern Iowa at Wisconsin
  • Dec. 18: Xavier at DePaul
  • Dec. 17: DePaul at Providence
  • Dec. 19: Virginia vs. Villanova (at Madison Square Garden)
  • Dec. 19: Gardner-Webb at Duke
  • Dec. 19: Houston at Alabama
  • Dec. 19: South Carolina at Clemson
  • Dec. 21: San Diego at Arizona