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ACC Cancels Remainder of Tournament; FSU Declared Champs



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The ACC has canceled the remainder of the 2020 ACC men’s basketball tournament, the league announced in a statement early Thursday afternoon.

The statement came just hours after ACC commissioner John Swofford held a press conference saying that the games would still be played without fans.

‪”Following additional consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors, and in light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the Atlantic Coast Conference will immediately cancel the remainder of the 2020 ACC Tournament,” the statement read.

“For NCAA Tournament automatic qualification purposes, Florida State will represent the league as the ACC Champion. We are disappointed for our student-athletes, schools and fans to have to make this decision; however, the overall health and safety of all involved is the priority.”‬

The move comes as several other conferences, including the Atlantic-10, Big Ten and Big 12 have canceled their tournaments.

The NCAA has not provided an update on its Wednesday statement that tournament games will be played but without a crowd.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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