Madison Square Garden is shown after Big East Conference tournament were cancelled on Thursday. (AP)
As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend. NCAA vice president of men's basketball Dan Gavitt told AP on Friday that he started to consider ways of condensing the tournament Wednesday night after the NBA announced one of its players tested positive for the virus and the league suspended its season.
B1G Title Down to 3 Teams CBB - Michigan State, Maryland and Wisconsin have locked up double byes for the Big Ten Tournament and are in the running for the regular season title as the schedule reaches its final weekend. All three teams will face challenging matchups in their final game. Michigan St hosts an Ohio State team currently on a 4 game winning streak. Wisconsin pays a visit to Indiana, a team desperate for a win to help secure an NCAA Tournament bid. While Maryland hosts 25th ranked Michigan who has turned their season around with 6 wins in their last 8 games.
CBB enters regular season's final week CBB - The calendar has switched over to March and College basketball has reached the final week of the regular season in all the major conferences. There is still alot left to be decided. While No. 6 Kentucky has wrapped up the SEC title and No. 8 Seton Hall has earned a share of the Big East, the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 all will come down to the wire. 4 teams are still in the running for the Big Ten title.