. . World News – CA – Rhode Island replaces No.. 2 Baylor, enters No.. 3 Villanova, Boston College and Arizona State in the Connecticut tournament

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Officials from the 2K Empire Classic announced Monday that Rhode Island was officially No.. 1 has replaced. 2 Baylor in the tournament field, entry No.. 3 Villanova, No.. 18 Arizona State and Boston College.

The Bears retreated Monday after the Sun Devils, their planned opponent in the Wednesday night opening at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. , threatened to withdraw on health grounds after Baylor’s trainer Scott Drew announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Drew said the rest of his tour group tested negative on Friday and Sunday and were being trained by assistant Jerome Tang, but chose not to attend.

Villanova will play Boston College in the double header nightcap on Wednesday night, with Rhode Island playing Arizona State in the first game. The winners of each game meet for the championship Thursday night, and the losers play in the consolation game.

The Rams are led by Fatts Russell, a former Imhotep Charter star who led his team in the standings (18). 8 points per game) and templates (4. 6 per game) last season.

After the pandemic, Villanova has revised its conditions of participation for the men’s and women’s basketball games in the Finneran Pavilion 2020-21 and announced that the distribution of tickets will be limited to family members of the participating players.

« The health and safety of our entire community continues to determine every decision at Villanova, » said Sporting Director Mark Jackson. « Given the current conditions, we felt it was in everyone’s best interests to limit access to games for now. ”

Jackson said the situation will continue to be monitored and ticketing guidelines may be adjusted later in the season.

Villanova passed a plan last month to allow a limited number of students, faculties and staff to play home games. Since Pennsylvania guidelines would allow 15% of the capacity indoors, only 975 people – including spectators, players and coaches from both teams, support staff and media – could enter the Finneran Pavilion at 6. 501 seats can be added.

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World News – CA – Rhode Island replaces No.. 2 Baylor, enters No.. 3 Villanova, Boston College and Arizona State in the Connecticut tournament
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Rhode Island replaces No.. 2 Baylor, enters No.. 3 Villanova, Boston College ,, and Arizona State at the Connecticut tournament
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