Positive virus tests bounce VCU from NCAAs; Oregon advances

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – VCU was kicked out of the NCAA Tournament shortly before its first-round game because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests. The development throws into question whether the 19-day event will be able to be held all the way through amid a pandemic. Last year’s tournament was canceled entirely because of the coronavirus. The NCAA ruled that 10th-seeded VCU’s first-round game Saturday against Oregon was a “no-contest.” That means the seventh-seeded Ducks will advance to face Iowa in the second round of the West Region. The announcement came a little more than three hours before VCU and Oregon were supposed to play.

By AARON BEARD and EDDIE PELLS

AP Sports Writers

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