Vanderbilt on to CWS Finals after Saturday's game against NC State canceled due to Covid protocols

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The NCAA announced early Saturday morning that the NC State vs. Vanderbilt game scheduled for Saturday afternoon was declared a no contest.

The result is Vanderbilt advances to Monday's College World Series Finals.

The NCAA statement at 2:10 a.m. ET on Saturday said, "The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee has declared the Vanderbilt-NC State men's College Wolrd Series game scheduled for Saturday a no-contest because of COVID-19 protocols.

"This decision was made based on the recommendation of the championship medical team and the Douglas County Health Department. As a result, Vanderbilt will advance to the CWS Finals.

"The NCAA and the committee regret that NC State's student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to continue in the championship in which they earned the right to participate. Because of privacy issues, we cannot provide further details."

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Vanderbilt is now off until Monday night when it will face the winner of Saturday's game between Texas and Mississippi State.

Vanderbilt is 48-16 overall. The NC State Wolfpack end the season 37-18 overall. On Friday, Vanderbilt beat NC State 3-1.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Vanderbilt advances to CWS final after NC State game canceled