2020 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball tournament canceled over coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball tournament began March 11 and was set to run through March 15 in New York City but was canceled over the coronavirus.

Each of the conference’s 14 teams made the tournament, though the tournament was canceled.

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“The A-10 has made a decision to discontinue play as a result of the Covid-19 virus. Given the rapid spread of the virus, this decision was supported by the Athletic Directors and Presidents’ Council. These are uncertain times for sure, and we feel tremendous empathy for the student-athletes who will not have the opportunity to finish competing. However, the welfare of the student-athletes and the public is of utmost importance,” Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said in a statement.

The NCAA later canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments over the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe and put all of American sports on lockdown.

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“Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to [the] spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities,” the NCAA said.