Tonight’s (March 12) Syracuse basketball game has been canceled, along with the remainder of the ACC men’s tournament.
#6 SU was set to play #3 Louisville in a matchup tipping off at 9 pm.
However, ACC officials announced just minutes before today’s Florida State vs. Clemson game that they would join others from major conferences around the country cancelling their playoff tournaments due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The ACC then released the following statement just past Noon:
“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.
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 ACC’s decision to cancel its tournament is in line with the SEC, the Big 12, Big Ten and the American Athletic conferences, as well as the WAC and Conference USA.
Check back for further updates regarding any additional SU basketball being played this season.