ST. LOUIS (AP) The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal between Northern Iowa and Drake was canceled Friday night because of a positive COVID-19 test and contract tracing within the Panthers program.
Drake (24-3) advanced to the semifinals. Northern Iowa finished the season 10-15.
"UNI and other institutions ultimately relied on conference policies that have been in place all season and were thought to be applicable here at the tournament," Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin said in a statement. "It should be noted that UNI followed those procedures during their participation in the event.