The NCAA canceled the first-round game between Virginia Commonwealth and the University of Oregon. According to reports, several tests from the VCU came back positive for COVID-19. As a result, the NCAA declared it a no-contest. Thus, VCU out of NCAA basketball tournament.
Thus, VCU is now out of March Madness. On the other hand, the Ducks are advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. They will face the University of Iowa. The Hawkeyes advanced to the second round after winning against Grand Canyon University.
According to bookie software solutions providers, the VCU team is disappointed about the situation. They are now going back home with their hearts broken for the community. It hurts because they followed COVID-19 protocols leading into the first round of the tournament.
As per pay per head bookie sources, the team tested for the virus daily for three weeks. However, several tests came back positive in the last 48 hours. Players were devastated because they dreamt of playing in the tournament.
Virginia Commonwealth qualified for the NCAA tournament after they played in the Atlantic 10 Conference Finals game. According to head coach Mike Rhoades, they need to accept that life isn’t fair all the time. It is how people deal with challenges and move forward.
Oregon head coach Dana Altman said that safety and health are vital during the pandemic. The Oregon community wishes all the best for the VCU staff and student-athletes. Also, Altman wanted to congratulate VCU for their outstanding season. He also hates that to see VCU’s season end after all their hard work the players have put in.
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