INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA game scheduled Saturday night between VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Oregon at Indiana Farmers Coliseum is a no-go due to COVID-19 protocols.
The decision was made by the NCAA Division, Men’s Basketball Committee, and Marion County Public Health Department. As a result, Oregon will advance to the next round of the tournament.
The NCAA MBB Committee has declared the VCU-Oregon game a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols.— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 20, 2021
As a result, Oregon will advance. pic.twitter.com/75PFpk8TbC
Third game of the night here was supposed to be Oregon/VCU.— Brad Brown (@BradBrownTV) March 20, 2021
No-go now after VCU is out due to COVID results.
Oregon will advance to second round by No Contest rule #NCAATournament pic.twitter.com/euOH120JBP
VCU student-athletes will no longer be able to participate in the tournament.
This story was first reported by Mary Farucci at WRTV.