No. 20 Duke will have to wait some additional days to take the court again after its Atlantic Coast Conference clash against Pittsburgh was postponed on Monday due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Blue Devils were slated to return to action at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday but the school revealed that the game will not go ahead as planned following a positive test within the Panthers program as well as subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing.
“The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Pittsburgh at Duke men’s basketball game has been postponed. The game was scheduled to be played on Tuesday, Dec. 29,” a release from the conference stated.
“The postponement follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Pittsburgh men’s basketball team. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report, which is available on theACC.com.” – (full report (PDF))
Duke (3-2) has not played since opening ACC play almost two weeks ago with a 75-65 win over Notre Dame.
The last time Pittsburgh (5-2) was in action was Dec. 22 when it suffered a 64-54 defeat to Louisville.