VCU out of NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament over coronavirus issue, Oregon advances
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VCU was knocked out of the Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday due to coronavirus issues, the NCAA announced.
The game against Oregon was ruled a no-contest and the Ducks will advance to the next round.
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“The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has declared the VCU-Oregon game scheduled for Saturday night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols. This decision was made in consultation with the Marion County Public Health Department, As a result, Oregon will advance to the next round of the tournament. The NCAA and the committee regret that VCU’s student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to play in a tournament in which they earned the right to participate. Because of privacy issues we cannot provide further details,” the NCAA said.
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VCU made it to the Atlantic 10 Championship last week but fell to St. Bonaventure. Oregon made the tournament after a successful season but did not win the Pac-12 Championship.
The two teams were set to play at 9:57 p.m. ET.
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Oregon was the No. 7 seed coming into the tournament and the Rams were the No. 10 seed. Oregon now moves on to play the winner between No. 2 Iowa and No. 15 Grand Canyon.
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