There will be one less tournament for college basketball teams to participate in this postseason.

On Thursday, the Tournament (CIT) announced that it will not be hosting its annual postseason event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This will mark the second-straight year the tournament has not been played.

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Last year, all of college basketball’s postseason tournaments were called off because of the pandemic. Right now, the NCAA Tournament is still planning to be played at the end of the year, with all games being held in Indiana.

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Postseason Tournament (CIT) in 2021,” the tournament’s statement said. “The safety and welfare of student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans is paramount. Therefore, we believe it is prudent to not hold our event this season.

“This was an easy decision.

“The NCAA has gone above and beyond to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and we look forward to ‘taking a pause’ and watching what is the best annual sporting event in the world.”

The inaugural CIT Tournament was held in 2009. The 2019 champion was Marshall.