SU’s slate altered again

Syracuse forward Marek Dolezaj, center, shoots the ball between Pittsburgh guard Au’diese Toney, left, and forward Abdoul Karim Coulibaly on Jan. 6 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse University men’s basketball game against 19th-ranked Clemson scheduled for Tuesday at the Carrier Dome has been postponed by the Atlantic Coast Conference following a positive COVID-19 test result in the Tigers’ program.

Syracuse will instead play a makeup game at 9 p.m. Tuesday at North Carolina to be televised on the ACC Network. The Orange and Tar Heels were originally scheduled to meet Jan. 2 in Chapel Hill, N.C., but that game was postponed while SU was on a two-week program pause to comply with coronavirus safety protocol.

The ACC also postponed a matchup between Clemson and North Carolina scheduled for today.

“The postponements follow a positive test, subsequent quarantining and contact tracing within the Clemson men’s basketball team,” the ACC expressed in a statement.

Today’s scheduled nonconference game between Syracuse and Georgetown will tip off at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, one hour earlier than originally scheduled, and will shift to ESPN.

The Orange (6-2 overall, 1-1 ACC) has four postponements on its schedule with no makeup dates yet scheduled. Prior to the Clemson delay, SU was forced to postpone home games against Notre Dame (Dec. 22) and Florida State (Jan. 6) and a road matchup with Wake Forest (Dec. 30).

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