Prior to the winter holiday break, Boston College was unable to play in a conference matchup with Wake Forest. This inability stemmed from positive COVID-19 cases within the men’s basketball program.
Initially, this resulted in a forfeit win for Wake Forest; however, one day later, that result was flipped. Along with that, the ACC revised its scheduling policy for the 2021-22 basketball season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back on Dec. 22, the ACC adopted a “seven-and-one” rule for team participation. This means, in order to play: each team must have at least seven available players and one coach.
In general, games that are unable to be played will be rescheduled — if possible. Otherwise, the game will be declared a no-contest, which won’t affect either team’s record.
However, a forfeit will be assigned to a team that has at least seven players and one coach and elects not to play a scheduled game.