Blazernation.com Forum - Basketball Pickem Forum

BlazerNation / Basketball Pickem'
Conferences Tournaments canceled! Subscribe to this topic (Soon)
AuthorMessage
almadenmike by: almadenmike
# Posts: 435
Level: City Council

Conference tournaments are being canceled due to coronavirus concerns.SEC, Big 10 and American conference stopped their tourneys this morning (https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28891602/big-ten-sec-american-cancel-conference-tournaments) ... and I'm told CUSA did the same just before my Rice Owls women were scheduled to take the floor in their 2nd-round game (11 a.m. Central).

>>>The Power 5 leagues, along with other conferences, had previously announced Wednesday that fans would not be allowed to attend their respective conference tournaments.

Also Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the men's and women's basketball tournaments would be played without fans in attendance.<<<

CUSA had said the same thing on Wednesday:

>>>
"Conference USA Statement
March 11, 2020

FRISCO, Texas – Conference USA will implement a restricted attendance procedure for the remainder of the 2020 Air Force Reserve Conference USA Basketball Championships presented by Baylor Scott & White Sports Performance Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, following consultation with the NCAA, local authorities and related health and safety officials.

All remaining games will be played with the official team party, student-athlete family, credentialed media, television and radio crews, and essential personnel. The event will be closed to the general public.
<<<

But this morning, the tournaments were shut down:

>>>
March 12, 2020
Conference USA announced today that it will be canceling the remainder of the 2020 Basketball Championships, effective immediately.

http://conferenceusa.com/news/2020/3/12/general-canceled-2020-c-usa-basketball-championships.aspx
<<<



Posted: 3/12/2020 9:18:57 AM