Chicago State’s basketball season is over.

The program opted to end the season on Wednesday afternoon, citing COVID-19 concerns.

“It was a difficult decision, but a necessary decision in order to prioritize the health, wellness, and academic success of the student athletes,” Chicago State athletic director Elliott Charles said in a release.


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The Cougars completed the nonconference portion of their schedule before calling it a season. They lost all nine games, including a 111-66 blowout against Northwestern.

Earlier this week, Chicago State was forced to postpone a game vs. Iowa State due to not having enough players to compete.

The Cougars, who play in the WAC, have struggled to stay competitive in recent years. They haven’t won more than five games in a season since the 2016-17 campaign and have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Other sports at Chicago State, including women’s basketball, will continue on with their seasons, per the release.