Pac-12 Conference: Limited Attendance At Tournament Due To Coronavirus Concerns
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Pac-12 Conference released a statement that its current men’s basketball tournament will not have limited attendance due to coronavirus concerns.
The conference announced the limited attendance policy for its tournaments beginning with games on Thursday, March 12.
“The Pac-12 Conference will conduct the remainder of our Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament, beginning with the Thursday, March 12, 2020 sessions, with only essential staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and limited family and friends in attendance,” the Pac-12 wrote in a statement.
According to the statement, the Pac-12 made the decision “in an effort to do our part in helping to limit the spread of the virus and in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, campus communities, working and volunteer event personnel and all those who attend Pac-12 events.”
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament began play with first-round contests in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 11.
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