Coronavirus updates: 2020 NCAA Men's and Women's College Basketball Tournaments canceled

"This decision is based on the evolving CVOID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities," read an NCAA statement.

The news follows a whirlwind 24-hour period that began with the NCAA announcing Wednesday that it would the tournament without spectators. But conferences around the country, including the AAC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC and Atlantic 10 (among others) began canceling their league basketball tournaments Thursday morning amid growing concern over the coronavirus.

In some cases, such as with the Big Ten, players had already begun warming up for their games before the decisions were made Thursday. In New York City, the Big East started a quarterfinal game between St. John's and Creighton at Madison Square Garden before announcing at halftime that the rest of the league tournament would be canceled

NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament -- canceled

Refunds will be provided: The NCAA has clarified that refunds will be provided for all fans who hold tournament tickets. Here are additional details.

Via CBS Sports