Cover photo of Obi Toppin from Griffin Quinn
In an announcement today, the NCAA has canceled the men’s and women’s “March Madness” tournaments that were set to start next week.
— NCAA (@NCAA) March 12, 2020
“The decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in the announcement.
The men’s tournament was scheduled to start with the First Four at UD Arena next week.
Both UD men’s and women’s basketball teams were going to compete in this month’s NCAA Tournaments. The men were projected to be a No. 1 seed and the women were projected as a No. 12 seed.
Some men’s and women’s players – including junior Jalen Crutcher, senior Trey Landers and redshirt junior Erin Whalen – have reacted to the news on Twitter: