Just a day after the NCAA announced that conference tournaments would continue on without paid fans in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, several of the conferences moved to cancel altogether.NCAA president Mark Emmert issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that championship events would continue but “with only essential staff and limited family attendance” as COVID-19 continues to impact sporting events across the globe.CLICK HERE FOR MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL COVERAGE“This decision is in the best interest of public health, including that of coaches, administrators, fans and, most importantly, our student-athletes,” he said. “We recognize the opportunity to compete in an NCAA national championship is an experience of a lifetime for the students and their families.”But on Thursday, several conferences announced that they would be canceling their tournaments — some just hours away from the opening rounds.Here are the conferences that have canceled championship tournaments for the 2019-2020 season:BIG 12 CONFERENCE:Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Thursday that the Big 12 has canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournament in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, despite no players or coaches testing positive for the illness, according to the Kansas City Star.“I feel terrible for the seniors that are involved in this tournament,” he

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