2020 Conference USA men's basketball tournament canceled over coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Conference UA men’s basketball tournament began March 11 and was set to run through March 14 in Texas but was canceled over the coronavirus.

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

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“Conference USA announced today that it will be canceling the remainder of the 2020 Basketball Championships, effective immediately,” the conference announced.

The conference put both the men’s and women’s tournaments on the shelf.

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.