WAC cancels basketball tournaments due to coronavirus pandemic

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has canceled the WAC Basketball Tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic, announced the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The decision comes after concerns for the safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans.

According to the release, the university is currently implementing a plan to bring both basketball teams, the cheer and dance squads, the pep band and on-site administrators home safely. The university’s goal is to get everyone back on Thursday.

The release adds:

The tournament cancellation means that the UTRGV men’s basketball season is over following a 14-16 season that saw the Vaqueros go 9-7 in WAC play to earn the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the highest ranking in program history. UTRGV won eight of its final 10 games.

In addition, the release informs the automatic qualifiers into the NCAA Tournaments are given to the regular-season champions, New Mexico State for men’s basketball and Kansas City for women’s basketball, due to the cancellation of the tournament.

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