This marks the first major sporting tournament and championship that has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference along with the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA announced the cancellations on Thursday morning within minutes of each other.
The NCAA and Big 12 both announced Wednesday that tournament games will be played with no fans. Only family members and essential staff will be allowed to attend.
Only essential staff and limited family attendance will be allowed at NCAA championships.
League officials made the announcement Tuesday afternoon after consulting with medical and public health professionals.
A local college athlete has been asked to join an NCAA panel to come up with ways to protect athletes and fans from the coronavirus.
Yazid Powell, a freshman guard or the Community College of Beaver County, scored 81 points Monday night.
The biggest winner in the aftermath of Stephen F. Austin’s shocking upset of No. 1 Duke might be the fundraising effort for the family of the player who hit the game-winning layup.
With a breakaway layup at the overtime buzzer, Stephen F. Austin pulled off a shocker for the ages and did what no team outside the ACC had done in almost 20 years — topple mighty Duke at home.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tyson Jolly had 15 points as SMU narrowly beat Evansville 59-57 on Monday night, a week after the Purple Aces stunned former top-ranked Kentucky.
Isiaha Mike scored 22 points as SMU beat New Orleans 77-64 on Tuesday night.
TJ Holyfield scored 20 points to lead No. 13 Texas Tech to a 79-44 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night.
Tyson Jolly totaled 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals to propel SMU to a 74-65 victory over Jacksonville State on Tuesday night in a season opener for both teams.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Another graduate transfer and some freshmen helped get No. 13 Texas Tech off to a solid start in the new season, seven months after the Red Raiders played in the national championship game.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association will now permit athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses, the NCAA Board of Governors said Tuesday.
Police are working to identify those responsible for vandalism and property damage that happened in Lubbock after Texas Tech’s win against Michigan St. in the Final Four Saturday night.
Texas Tech University has decided to cancel classes Monday night and Tuesday as their men's basketball team plays for a national championship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Texas Tech have arrived in Minneapolis for the Final Four. Teams will practice on Thursday and hold open-to-the-public workouts on Friday. The national semifinals are on Saturday, when Auburn faces Virginia and Michigan State takes on Texas Tech. The championship game is on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship. Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. "It's great to win a championship," coach Shaka Smart said. The Longhorns (21-16) beat South Dakota State, Xavier, Colorado and TCU to reach the final, and...
Kerwin Roach II is the Texas guard's name, not the tally marks for his season suspensions. Back on the roster, Roach stayed in the game and kept the Longhorns in the hunt to end the season in New York with a championship.