The NCAA has officially canceled both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, as well as remaining winter and spring championships.
Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships,” the NCAA said in a statement. “This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to the spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.”
A number of NCAA coaches were pushing to postpone the Tournament indefinitely, leaving the door open for it to be played at some point in the near future once more information on the virus became known. However, the NCAA opted to go with the complete cancelation of winter and spring tournaments in an effort to keep its student-athletes and school personnel safe.
With the men’s tournament canceled, the Seton Hall careers of Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight, Romaro Gill and Asiah Avent are over. It is also safe to assume that the women’s basketball team will not be able to participate in any sort of postseason event this year.
Check back for more on the NCAA’s decision as it becomes available.
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