Wednesday evening was the final evening spectators were in seats for college basketball conference tournaments across the country.

Today, many arenas hosting those tournaments will be empty as multiple conferences have gone ahead and canceled their tournaments, flat out.

According to Sports Illustrated, the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, Mid-American, Western Athletic, and American Athletic Conferences have shut down their respective basketball tournaments due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Conference USA has also canceled its tournament.

Locally, these decisions would be of great interest to fans of Kentucky (SEC), Western Kentucky (C-USA), Indiana and Purdue (Big Ten), and Louisville (ACC).

Two members of the Utah Jazz have tested positive for COVID-19, a big reason the NBA has suspended its entire 2019-2020 season.

More than 1,200 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the U.S.



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