Duke announced the decision with a simple statement from spokesman Michael Schoenfeld on Dec. 25. “The student-athletes on the Duke women’s basketball team have made the difficult decision to conclude their current season due to safety concerns,”the statement read.
Is Duke women’s basketball Cancelled?
The Duke women’s basketball team announced on Dec. 25 that it was canceling the rest of its 2020-21 season because of COVID-19 concerns. … The Duke women, who have played in 23 of the past 25 NCAA tournaments, finish the season at 3-1.
Has Duke basketball been Cancelled?
Duke athletic director Kevin White said in a statement that the cancellation “will end our 2020-21 season,” snapping the Blue Devils’ streak of 24 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.
Why did Duke cancel their season?
Duke is pulling out of the ACC tournament and ending its season due to a positive test within its men’s basketball program, team spokesman Mike DeGeorge told The News & Observer Thursday morning. The Blue Devils will not play in Thursday night’s ACC tournament quarterfinal game with Florida State.
Why is Duke not playing?
Duke withdrew from the ACC tournament Thursday after a positive COVID-19 test within the program and subsequent contact tracing. … Athletic director Kevin White said in a written statement at the time that “this will end our 2020-21 season.”
Is Duke out of the NCAA Tournament this year?
Duke is missing the NCAA Tournament for the first year since 1995, not including the canceled tournament in 2020, and it’s the first time missing the Big Dance in which Mike Krzyzewski was the head coach for the entire season since 1983.
Who won March Madness 2020?
Here are the programs which have won the NCAA men’s basketball championship:
|2020||Canceled due to Covid-19||—|
|2019||Virginia (35-3)||85-77 (OT)|
|2017||North Carolina (33-7)||71-65|
Is Duke in the playoffs?
The 2020-21 NBA playoffs and the inaugural play-in tournament begin today, and as usual, the Duke Blue Devils are well represented. An ACC record 29 former Duke players began the season on NBA rosters. Fifteen will now participate in the playoffs.