Hoops: American & Big 12 conferences cancel tournaments

KFH Staff
March 12, 2020 - 12:21 pm
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The American Athletic Conference has canceled its men's basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas; it had been scheduled to run today through Sunday.

The Big 12 Conference played its first round tournament games on Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, but has now canceled the remainder of that tournament.

All five Power Five conferences have now canceled their men's and women's basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournaments in doubt.

The Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Pac-12 conferences were all preparing to play games in large arenas across the country, but with few people in the buildings.

The NCAA had announced Wednesday that it planned to play its men's and women's tournament games that start next week with restricted access for the general public. The NCAA said only essential staff and limited family members would be allowed to attend the games.

The men's NCAA Tournament is one of the most popular events on the American sports calendar. March Madness draws hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas from coast to coast.

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