NORFOLK, Va., – A positive COVID-19 test within the North Carolina A&T men’s basketball program means the team will not compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament, the conference announced Thursday.
“Obviously we are tremendously disappointed for the student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans for North Carolina A&T State,” MEAC Commissioner Dennis E. Thomas said. “They worked extremely hard to get to where they are and to have to end (the season) this way is extremely unfortunate. But that’s the world we live in today and hopefully, we will have no other positives moving forward for the basketball tournament.”
The Aggies were the No. 1 seed from the Southern Division and were set for a semifinal match-up on Friday against the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal between North No. 2 Norfolk State and South No. 3 North Carolina Central.
The winner of the quarterfinal will now advance straight to the championship game on Saturday at 1 p.m.