The Big Ten, Southeastern, Big 12, Big East and Atlantic Coast conferences canceled their remaining games of their respective men’s basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic. The American Athletic and Atlantic 10 conferences also have canceled their men’s tournaments.
The Pac-12 canceled all athletic competitions Thursday, including the men’s basketball tournament, until further notice.
The moves comes a day after the NCAA announced that fans will not be allow to attend men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The NBA, Major League Soccer and the ATP Tour have all suspended play.
The Big Ten Conference announced today that it will be canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.https://t.co/MeQMNScXKQ— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) March 12, 2020
ALERT: Based on the latest developments and the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Southeastern Conference today announced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville.— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) March 12, 2020
The @Big12Conference has announced the immediate suspension of all Conference championships until April 15, resulting in the cancellation of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Basketball Championships.— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) March 12, 2020
Conducting future Big 12 championships this season will be evaluated by April 15. pic.twitter.com/HIGxfSrlLn