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March Madness men’s and women’s basketball tournaments canceled by NCAA amid coronavirus concerns

Conference tournaments were also canceled on Thursday

NEW YORK – The NCAA has canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus.

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The move puts an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

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The decision comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on but played in mostly empty arenas.

That plan was scrapped as every major American sports league from the NBA to MLB put the brakes on its season due to concerns about the pandemic.

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