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VCU is out of the boys’s NCAA tournament after failing Covid protocol. Oregon advances. The VCU Rams are out of the 2021 men’s NCAA tournament without ever taking half in a game as a result of of failed Covid-19 protocols sooner than this technique’s game with the Oregon Ducks in a 7-10 matchup. The game is being dominated as a no contest, and the Ducks occupy evolved.
The NCAA said it might perhaps’t present extra essential facets as a result of of privacy disorders.
Oklahoma and Georgia Tech every had certain checks to gamers old to they started their NCAA tournament runs, but the groups were ready to compete for the reason that certain instances were isolated. It looks that there needed to be a pair of certain checks or quiet contact tracing disorders within the VCU program for the crew to be dominated out proper old to tip-off.
The NCAA moved every the boys’s and girls folk’s tournaments to a bubble setup this year. It’s a heartbreaking map to finish the season for the Rams, who attain the year at 19-7 overall.
VCU reportedly had its first certain test on Wednesday evening, and two more positives on Friday, which ended in the determination to ruin the game. CBS journalist Matt Norlander reported that this technique is wondering if its concerns started as a result of of a lodge preserve one day of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Internally, VCU is wondering whether the position of the Atlantic 10 Tournament title game is accountable for this technique discovering itself out of the NCAA Tournament. Sources told CBS Sports that VCU, St. Bonaventure and the overall officiating crew for the match all stayed at the Dayton Marriott — straight across the avenue from UD Enviornment, position of the title game in Dayton, Ohio.
Provide to @CBSSports: VCU had its first certain floor on Wednesday, then two more positives surfaced Friday evening, which triggered Marion County neatly being officers and the NCAA to come to a determination allowing VCU to transfer forward and play its game vs. Oregon turned into once too unsafe.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 20, 2021
Provide: Kinexon tech that is monitoring groups one day of practices and video games turned into once no longer the motive for taking away VCU. Willpower by officers turned into once VCU’s command might presumably perhaps presumably “gaze esteem it’s spreading.”Timeline on VCU’s positives surfacing:Wednesday eveningFriday eveningSaturday morning— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 20, 2021
It’s reportedly the indispensable certain checks for the VCU program since closing summer season.
Right here’s the assertion from the NCAA:
“The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee has declared the VCU-Oregon game scheduled for Saturday evening at Indiana Farmers Coliseum a no-contest as a result of of COVID-19 protocols. This determination turned into once made in consultation with the Marion County Public Health Division. As a outcome, Oregon will advance to the following round of the tournament. The NCAA and the committee remorse that VCU’s student-athletes and teaching workers will most doubtless be unable to play in a tournament in which they earned the apt to participate. On sage of of privacy disorders we cannot present extra essential facets.”
The tournament had said it might perhaps most likely presumably perhaps presumably occupy replace groups on deck if a crew failed to lag protocol, but that turned into once simplest within the indispensable 48 hours after the bracket turned into once announced. VCU turned into once dominated out proper hours old to the game turned into once situation to tip-off.
We’ll replace this sage as it develops.