Hofstra basketball players devastated by cancellation of March Madness

It took 19 years for the Hofstra men's basketball team to get back to the NCAA Tournament. After clinching a CAA championship on Tuesday, two days later the Pride, and all NCAA programs, learned that the tournament has been cancelled.

News 12 Staff

Mar 13, 2020, 1:27 AM

Updated 1,592 days ago

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It took 19 years for the Hofstra men's basketball team to get back to the NCAA Tournament. After clinching a Colonial Athletic Association championship on Tuesday, two days later the Pride, and all NCAA programs, learned that the tournament has been cancelled due to fear and caution from the outbreak of coronavirus.
March Madness has officially become March Sadness for the countless student-athletes, coaches and supporters who worked hard for this moment.
The Hofstra men's basketball Twitter account said it all with one simple emoji shedding a tear.
 
 
Senior Desure Buie, who hit two clutch shots against Northeastern that will go down as some of the greatest moments in Hofstra history, took to Twitter to express his emotions.
"I worked so hard to get here," he wrote, "That's wild. I'm hurt, hurt."
On Thursday the Colonial Athletic Association announced that all conference spring sports contests have been suspended until further notice.
The statement also said: "Hofstra University and the CAA's top priority remains the well-being and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans. Hofstra and the conference will continue to diligently assess this matter."
 


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