Duke has pulled out of the ACC men's basketball tournament due to a positive COVID-19 case within the program, the school announced Thursday morning.

"This will end our 2020-21 season," Duke athletics director Kevin White said in a statement. "We wish every team still playing college basketball good health and the very best during the next few weeks.”

Duke, which was considered a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament needing another win or two to secure a spot in the field, was slated to play Florida State on Thursday evening in Greensboro, N.C.

Duke hadn't missed the NCAA Tournament since 1995.

"I feel deeply for our players, who have done a terrific job all season in taking care of each other and the team," coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "I am extremely proud of their collective attitudes and effort, which could not have been stronger. We are disappointed we cannot keep fighting together as a group after two outstanding days in Greensboro. "

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