Organizers canceled the 2020 College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday due to uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus.
“As colleges and universities are making difficult and complex health and risk-management decisions about conducting sporting events, it became apparent to us that this was the most prudent course of action,” read a statement from the Gazelle Group.
First held in 2008, the CBI is a 16-team postseason tournament for schools that are not selected to the NCAA Tournament or National Invitation Tournament.
The event’s most unique feature is a best-of-three format for the championship. South Florida defeated DePaul in Game 3 to win last year’s CBI title.
As of Wednesday, 31 people have died in the United States and more than 1,000 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed nationwide, per CNN.com.
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