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Big 12, C-USA cancel basketball championships; WVU, Marshall games canceled

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Fans enter The Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a game at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The Big Ten announced that games will be limited to student-athletes, coaches, event staff, essential team and Conference staff, TV network partners, credentialed media, and immediate family members of the participating teams due to concerns over the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(WOWK, AP) – Conference Basketball championships around the country are being canceled because of concerns of spreading the coronavirus. Within the last few minutes, the Big 10, the Big 12, including West Virginia University, Conference USA, which includes Marshall University, the SEC and the ACC have all canceled their tournaments, effective immediately.

These cancellations are happening moments before tipoff, putting the NCAA Tournament at risk. The men’s NCAA Tournament is one of the most popular events on the American sports calendar. March Madness draws hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas from coast to coast.

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