The SEC men’s basketball tournament has been canceled due to fears related to the coronavirus.
The SEC tournament will not continue the league announced on Thursday. Yesterday, it was announced the games would be played with almost no fans in the building.
On Wednesday, the SEC announced that all regular season contests in all sports on SEC campuses and SEC Championship events will be conducted with attendance restrictions through at least March 30 at which time the conference and its member universities will re-evaluate conditions.
“We understand that this decision will be disappointing to our student-athletes and coaches who have been preparing all season to compete in this event as well as viewers at home,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement. “While this was not an easy decision, the health and well-being of our entire SEC community is of paramount importance.”
Effective immediately, the policy will also apply to other SEC Championship events and on-campus regular season games scheduled through at least the end of March."
The SEC remains in continued communication with public health officials and reminds everyone to be attentive to everyday preventive actions identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov).