KANSAS CITY, MO (KSNT) – The Big 12 Conference is canceling the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in Kansas City.
The Big 12 released on official statement on Thursday.
The Big 12 Conference has announced the immediate suspension of all Conference championships until April 15, resulting in the cancellation of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in Kansas City, along with its upcoming gymnastics and equestrian championships. Conducting future Big 12 championships this season will be evaluated and determined by April 15.
“After consultation with our Board of Directors it was decided that cancelling these championships was in the best interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
Details will be forthcoming on full refunds of ticket purchases for these championships.
This comes after multiple conferences, including other Power Fives, canceled its tournaments.