Big East tournament canceled

The Big East Conference basketball tournament has been canceled at halftime of Thursday’s first game because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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As several other big conferences around the country canceled their postseason tournaments, the Big East resumed on schedule at New York’s Madison Square Garden. It started its second-round game between top-seeded Creighton and St. John’s at Madison Square Garden and not until halftime was the tournament called off with St. John’s leading 38-35.

The Marquette Golden Eagles were originally scheduled to play Seton Hall on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

As the Bluejays and Red Storm were playing, a few subway stops away at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Atlantic 10 Conference was holding a news conference to called off its tournament.