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ACC cancels the remainder of the ACC basketball tournament, citing coronavirus concerns

Florida State will be named ACC champion

A general view of empty seats as the Florida State Seminoles warm-up 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).
A general view of empty seats as the Florida State Seminoles warm-up 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). (2020 Getty Images)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The ACC has canceled the remainder of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament as coronavirus cases continue to grow.

The conference released this statement on Thursday afternoon:

“Following additional consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors, and in light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the Atlantic Coast Conference will immediately cancel the remainder of the 2020 ACC Tournament. For NCAA Tournament automatic qualification purposes, Florida State will represent the league as the ACC Champion. We are disappointed for our student-athletes, schools and fans to have to make this decision; however, the overall health and safety of all involved is the priority.”

Atlantic Coast Conference

Before the cancellation announcement, ACC commissioner John Swofford held a news conference.


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