2019-20 Season

2020 Big Ten Tournament is canceled

The Big Ten Tournament is canceled, effective immediately.

The Big Ten Conference announced today that it will be canceling the remainder of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, effective immediately.

The Big Ten Conference will use this time to work with the appropriate medical experts and institutional leadership to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main priority of the Big Ten Conference continues to be the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, fans and media as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus.

Juwan Howard released this statement:

“Some things are bigger than basketball. This is a global situation and we need to make sure we follow the guidance and direction of the experts and health officials. While we are disappointed of not being able to play this event — especially for Zavier and Jon, we need to stay bonded together during this time. We want everyone to stay safe and take precautions to protect yourselves and loved ones. We are a Michigan family … forever.“

Notable Replies

  1. umhoops

    The BTN studio show has no idea that the tournament is called off. Amazing.

  2. MKR

    How is playing in an empty gym with no fans more of a risk than doing anything else in public? I guess I don’t understand why canceling this tournament is necessary.

  3. Maize_achusetts

    They do now.

  4. adamsmit86

  5. 93grad

    I’m with you. This seems like an overreaction unless they have reason to know that a player or coach is infected. But what do I know?

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