MARCH SADNESS: NJCAA TOURNAMENTS POSTPONED

The Blue Dragon Women's Basketball team will have to wait until April 20 to begin play in the NJCAA National Tournament. The NJCAA postponed the women's and men's national tournaments because of COVID-19.
The Blue Dragon Women's Basketball team will have to wait until April 20 to begin play in the NJCAA National Tournament. The NJCAA postponed the women's and men's national tournaments because of COVID-19.

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

The 2020 NJCAA Division I Women's and Men's Basketball Tournaments, as well as both Division II tournaments have been postponed, NJCAA executive director Chris Parker announced on Thursday.

The Coronavirus situation has forced the postponements of the national tournaments until the week of April 20.

The NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have suspended their seasons and the NCAA has canceled the 2020 NCAA Tournaments.

The Hutchinson Community College women's basketball team will have an extra five weeks to prepare for the program's 10th overall tournament appearance.

The Blue Dragons (28-4) are seeded 12th in the 24-team tournament field and were supposed to play 21st-seeded Tyler at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Lubbock, Texas.

"Due to the concerns surrounding the safety and security of our student-athletes and those involved with Division I and Division II NJCAA championships, we are postponing the tournaments and maintaining a fluid mentality to see these tournaments take place with a tentative start date," NJCAA executive director Chris Parker said in a statement on Thursday."

The NJCAA added in its statement that start dates for each of the respective tournaments are tentative and the NJCAA will continue to follow all state and local mandates, restrictions and regulations as it impacts its member institutions and national championship events.