Saturday evening’s scheduled contest between No. 7 seed Oregon and No. 10 seed VCU has been declared a no-contest with the Geese advancing on to the second spherical due to COVID-19 points throughout the VCU program. It is the primary cancellation of the 2021 NCAA Event because the occasion proceeds with rigorous COVID-19 testing requirements.
“The NCAA Division I Males’s Basketball Committee has declared the VCU-Oregon recreation scheduled for Saturday evening at Indiana Farmers Coliseum a no-contest due to COVID-19 protocols,” the NCAA defined in an announcement. “This choice was made in session with the Marion County Public Well being Division. In consequence, Oregon will advance to the following spherical of the event. The NCAA and the committee remorse that VCU’s student-athletes and training workers won’t be able to play in a event during which they earned the appropriate to take part. Due to privateness points we can not present additional particulars.”
The cancellation marks a bitter finish for VCU after the Rams made the NCAA Event as an at-large crew following a 19-7 season.
The no-contest means a minimum of 4 of the 5 Pac-12 groups that made the sector of 68 will play within the second spherical. Oregon State, Colorado and USC every received first spherical video games. UCLA is taking part in No. 6 seed BYU Saturday evening in a primary spherical recreation after the Bruins received within the First 4 on Thursday evening.