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No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

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Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.

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KU men's basketball players express frustrations over abrupt end to 2019-20 season

Kansas point guard Devon Dotson needed just one word to describe his emotions after learning Thursday afternoon that the 2020 NCAA Tournament had been canceled amid concerns over the rapid spread of the coronavirus. By Matt Tait

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No March Madness: NCAA cancels national championship tournaments

The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

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Disappointed Kansas fans in Kansas City try to find silver lining after cancellation of Big 12 tournament

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas basketball fans who on Thursday traveled from all across the state to cheer on the top-ranked Jayhawks in the Big 12 tournament had to find other ways to occupy their time. By Matt Tait

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KU says all home and away athletic events canceled indefinitely

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said in a statement Thursday that all athletic-related travel is canceled indefinitely, and home and away athletic events have been suspended in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Big 12, other conferences cancel basketball tournaments

The Big 12 and the other four Power Five conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments, putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt.

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KU women's basketball to open Big 12 tournament vs. Texas Tech

While the Kansas women’s basketball may have stumbled through conference play, the Jayhawks finished with their best regular season record since 2013 (15-14). Sure, 4-14 in Big 12 play is not ideal. But three of those wins came in the last six games, so the Jayhawks at least made some progress in the latter half of the season.