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Power 5 College Basketball Conference Tournaments Cancelled Due To COVID-19

Mar 12, 2020, 10:29 AM | Updated: 11:01 am

Pac-12 Tournament...

A Pac-12 basketball logo is shown on a stanchion before a semifinal game of the of the Pac-12 basketball tournament between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Washington Huskies at T-Mobile Arena on March 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – College basketball conference tournaments are canceling around the country due to the latest developments and spread of COVID-19.

Ten conferences announced the cancelations of their tournaments. Pac-12, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten, Big 12, American Athletic Conference (AAC), SEC, Big East, Conference-USA, Sun Belt, Big Sky, Big West, and the WAC have all decided to cancel their league tournaments that reward automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament.

The Pac-12’s statement on canceling the conference tournament and all activities in the Pac-12 Conference.

The Pac-12 Conference has made the decision to cancel the remainder of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament and all Pac-12 sports competitions and Pac-12 Championship events, effective immediately, until further notice.  This decision has been made in consultation with our member universities in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, campus personnel, working and event personnel, and all those who attend Pac-12 events.

What happens with the NCAA Tournament?

The NCAA has already decided to not have fans in attendance for the NCAA Tournament. Will the NCAA Tournament be canceled or postponed to a later date.

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Power 5 College Basketball Conference Tournaments Cancelled Due To COVID-19