Positive COVID-19 tests derail Kansas, Virginia tourney runs

No. 11 Kansas and No. 16 Virginia had to pull out of their conference tournaments because of positive coronavirus tests, and there’s no guarantee that either team will be back for the NCAA Tournament. Friday’s withdrawals by two of college basketball’s premier programs came a year to the day after the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12 halted their tournaments because of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. That day ended up being the end of the 2020 college basketball season. This year, the conference tournaments will continue but the NCAA Tournament could be missing some title contenders. Duke pulled out of the ACC Tournament a day earlier, also because of COVID-19.

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