VCU out of NCAA tourney due to positive COVID-19 tests

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Mar 21st, 2021 12:08 pm

Last Updated Mar 22nd, 2021 at 1:13 pm

No.10-seed Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has been ruled out of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament due to three positive COVID-19 tests among players.

The decision was made by the NCAA and the Marion County Public Health Department.

The Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said the decision is "tremendously disappointing and heartbreaking for the student-athletes who've worked so hard for this opportunity."

"During this pandemic, the medical advisory boards have the authority to make this decision for the safety and welfare of all the student-athletes, staff, and teams," McGlade said. "VCU has had an outstanding year, and this setback does not diminish any of their accomplishments."

The No.7-seed Oregon Ducks, who were set to play VCU, will automatically advance to the round of 32.


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