The Big West Conference announced this morning that it will be cancelling the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

“Following additional consultation with the conference’s board of directors, and in light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the Big West Conference will immediately cancel the remainder of the 2020 Big West Tournament,” the conference announced in a press release.

The move comes after all Power five conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC — cancelled their respective conference tournaments early Thursday morning.

The UCSB men’s basketball team was originally slated to play UC Riverside in the quarterfinals today at 2:30 p.m., while the women’s basketball team was going to take on Hawai’i in the semifinals on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

“The main priority of the Big West 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,” the conference stated.

The Big West Conference announced this morning that it will be cancelling the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

“Following additional consultation with the conference’s board of directors, and in light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the Big West Conference will immediately cancel the remainder of the 2020 Big West Tournament,” the conference announced in a press release.

The move comes after all Power five conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC — cancelled their respective conference tournaments early Thursday morning.

The UCSB men’s basketball team was originally slated to play UC Riverside in the quarterfinals today at 2:30 p.m., while the women’s basketball team was going to take on Hawai’i in the semifinals on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

“The main priority of the Big West 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,” the conference stated.

In a later statement, the Big West Conference also announced that it was “indefinitely suspending all spring conference and non-conference competition, effective immediately.”

This story will be updated.

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