Big East Tournament canceled at halftime of St. John’s-Creighton

The Big East has canceled the remainder of its tournament, after St. John’s and Creighton played one half of their quarterfinal, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league came to a decision after a conference call with athletic directors and presidents representing the conference’s 10 schools.

With just a few hundred people in the crowd, and all the other power conferences already canceling their tournaments, the Big East awkwardly went on.

But with the Red Storm ahead 38-35 at the break, the call was finally made to call off the final three days. On Wednesday, the NCAA Tournament announced it would be banning fans from attending games. In the evening, the NBA suspended its season. Shortly thereafter, the Big East announced it would be restricting fan attendance. And then Thursday, several other leagues followed suit, shortly before their quarterfinal rounds were set to begin.

Now, the NCAA is on the clock, to see if it still plans to play its tournament, cancel it or postpone it.

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