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GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 12: A general view of center court prior to the quarterfinals round of the 2020 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 12, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The remainder of the tournament will be played with only essential tournament personnel, limited school administrators and student-athlete guests, broadcast television and credentialed media members in attendance due to concerns over the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Basketball fans got a big blast of news today, with the Atlantic Coast Conference joining several others in canceling the remainder of the ACC Tournament.

The ACC joins the majority of the other major conferences, which won’t be holding their tournaments either: the Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, Pac-12, American, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, MAC and WAC. The Big East continued its quarterfinal matchups today.

This comes a day after the NCAA announced an unprecedented move in saying that all games in the men’s and women’s tournaments would be held with only essential staff and some families in attendance.

Some have speculated that with the NBA and other major sports suspending play, at least temporarily, that the NCAA Tournament may not even happen at all.

 

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.