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Conference tournaments across college basketball resume on Thursday

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Conference tournaments across college basketball were set to resume on Thursday.

Amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCAA announced Wednesday that the 2020 men’s and women’s NCAA tournament will be played without fans. That announcement set off a chain reaction across college basketball. Many conferences followed the NCAA’s lead and banned fans from attending conference tournaments beginning on Thursday.

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Most of the major power conference tournaments hoped to continue in empty arenas. Those arenas were supposed to limited to team personnel, working media and possibly small groups of family who are allowed to attend. The Big East appears to be the only conference tournament that got in a half of play before they cancelled the rest of the event at halftime.