GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament will go on after Wednesday’s second round games, but the fans will be asked to stay home.
In the middle of Wednesday’s second session of games at Greensboro Coliseum, the ACC announced that beginning on Thursday and moving forward, the rest of the ACC Tournament will be played without fans in the building.
“In light of the rapidly changing landscape regarding COVID-19, the latest developments nationally from health authorities and today’s announcement by the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, the ACC will alter the remainder of the ACC Tournament,” the league’s statement read. “After consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors, it was determined that beginning Thursday, March 12, all games will be played with only essential tournament personnel, limited school administrators and student-athlete guests, broadcast television and credentialed media members present.”
The move follows those made by the Big 12, Big West, MAC and other conferences, and the NCAA itself, which announced earlier on Wednesday that the NCAA postseason tournaments in basketball, ice hockey and wrestling will be played without fans.