PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Everyone in the college basketball world knew it was coming.
On March 11, 2020, the NBA shut down its season after players in Utah tested positive for COVID-19. The following day was supposed to be one filled with college basketball conference tournament play, but that morning, conferences canceled tournaments left and right.
One of those conferences was the Big East. The Villanova Wildcats had to leave New York City and go home. Shortly after arriving on campus, the NCAA Tournament was also canceled.
Wildcats coach Jay Wright quickly grasped the severity of the situation.
“It’s sad for them,” Wright said that day. “But this is a big issue in our country, and it’s serious. I think it’s the right thing to do.”
Thus began a world of uncertainty for college sports. Like much of America, schools were hoping to return to normal life by the late spring, but…
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