The same day the Duke Blue Devils forfeited their ACC Tournament contest due to a positive COVID-19 test, the North Carolina A&T Aggies are withdrawing from the MEAC Tournament due to a positive test. The team announced the news Thursday evening. They are the third team to withdraw from a conference tournament, joining Duke and the Northern Iowa Panthers.
The Aggies entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed after going 11-10 in the regular season and 7-1 in conference play. They were slated to face the winner of North Carolina Central vs. Norfolk State. The winner of that game now gets a bye into the championship game, where they’ll face Coppin State or the winner of Morgan State vs. Florida A&M.
The winner of the MEAC will get the automatic bid into the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The MEAC is a one-bid league.