LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg respond to a positive COVID-19 test that knocked Kansas out of the Big 12 tournament (2:07)

Kansas has withdrawn from the men’s Big 12 basketball tournament after a positive COVID-19 test, the school said on Friday

The Jayhawks were scheduled to face Texas in the Big 12 semi-finals on Friday The Longhorns will advance to the championship game to play Baylor-Oklahoma State winner

Kansas Big Men David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna missed the Big 12 tournament due to COVID-19 logs, despite coach Bill Self not specifying whether any of the players tested positive for the virus or due to contact tracing failed None of the players traveled with the team to Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas will remain in Kansas City and will continue to be tested daily according to NCAA tournament protocols

“Obviously we are disappointed and our players are disappointed that they can no longer fight for the Big 12 championship,” Self said. “Although we were fortunate enough to avoid this throughout the season, there is with this virus Daily Risks Every Participant Tries To Avoid We followed the daily tests and additional protocols set up for us Unfortunately, we took a bad break at the wrong time. I’m looking forward to preparing my team for next week’s NCAA tournament in what is likely a unique way “

Kansas is the fourth team in the past two days to retire from a conference tournament due to COVID-19 issues, after Duke and Virginia in the ACC and No. 1 seed North Carolina A&T in the MEAC

Virginia and Kansas continued to compete in the NCAA tournament despite having had seven consecutive days of negative tests Dan Gavitt, senior vice president of men’s basketball for the NCAA, said a team only needs five healthy players to compete in one Being able to enter NCAA tournament game If neither the Cavaliers nor the Jayhawks have a widespread COVID-19 outbreak and the rest of the team continues to test negative, both teams could be eligible to enter the NCAA tournament

Saturday is the deadline for any team that believes it cannot meet medical protocols to notify the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

Virginia coach Tony Bennett said earlier Friday that the Cavaliers are “making every effort to participate in the NCAA tournament” “

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