Big Ten men’s basketball tournament canceled

  • 03/12/2020 11:47 am in

The remainder of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament has been canceled, the conference announced today.

Here is the full statement released by the conference:

The Big Ten Conference announced today that it will be canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.

The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.

Several other conference tournaments announced cancelations on Thursday, including the SEC, ACC and PAC-12.

As of Wednesday afternoon, NCAA president Mark Emmert said the NCAA tournament would take place next week without fans in attendance.

Indiana won second of two games played in this year’s Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis 89-64 over Nebraska on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

We will continue to monitor this developing story.

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