Pac-12, Big Sky Cancel Conference Basketball Tournaments


Washington State and Eastern Washington men's basketball seasons are coming to a screeching halt due to the coronavirus.

The Pac-12 Conference is joining the rest of the Power 5 leagues and canceling its men's basketball tournaments.

It joins the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC all suspended play following a recommendation from the NCAA's COVID-19 panel against holding sporting events open to the public.

Beyond basketball, the Pac-12 announced that all conference sporting events would be canceled until further notice.

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that the men's and women's basketball tournaments would be played without fans in attendance. The NCAA said only essential staff and limited family members would be allowed to attend the games.

Washington State was set to face Arizona State today in the next round from Las Vegas after knocking off Colorado Wednesday night, 82-68.

After winning the regular season title, Eastern Washington's run is coming to an abrupt end due to concerns over the coronavirus. The Big Sky Conference has also canceled its tournament.