ACC schedule takes hit because of approaching snowstorm

Virginia center Mike Tobey (10) dunks the ball over Clemson center Landry Nnoko (35) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game basketball game Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016, in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia defeated Clemson 69-62. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
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The Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday moved two basketball games involving No. 13 Virginia back a day because of forecasts for heavy snow.

In Washington, the George Washington's women's basketball game against visiting George Mason has been rescheduled for Friday at noon instead of Saturday, while the George Mason's men's basketball game against Duquesne in Fairfax, Virginia, has been moved up from Saturday to Friday afternoon in the hopes of avoiding the storm.

An Atlantic Sun Conference women's game in New Jersey between NJIT and North Florida has been pushed ahead to Friday night instead of Saturday afternoon. In Philadelphia, the Saint Joseph's men's basketball game at La Salle will now be played on Sunday instead of Saturday. And in Rhode Island, a women's game between visiting Yale and Brown was switched from Saturday to Friday.

Up to 2 feet of snow is predicted from what the National Weather Service is calling a ''potentially crippling winter storm,'' expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic region starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Sunday.

The ACC says the Syracuse at Virginia game scheduled for noon on Saturday will now be played at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Cavaliers' visit to Wake Forest, originally set for Monday at 9 p.m., has been pushed back to Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Charlottesville, Virginia, area is under a heavy snow warning through Sunday morning, with significant accumulations expected.

As of Thursday afternoon, there had been no changes to the weekend's scheduled games involving the NHL's Washington Capitals and NBA's Washington Wizards.

The Capitals are supposed to host the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. The Wizards are to play a home game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday.