Roughly 90 minutes after saying that the remainder of the ACC Conference would be played without fans in attendance, John Swofford decided to pull the plug on the entire event.
The commissioner informed the Florida State and Clemson locker rooms just after noon on Thursday that the tournament would be cancelled due to growing concerns of the Coronavirus.
The league confirmed the news with this statement.
Statement from the Atlantic Coast Conference:
“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.”