The American Athletic Conference on Thursday canceled its men's basketball championship just hours before it was supposed to tip-off.
The tournament was scheduled to be held in Fort Worth, Texas through Sunday. UConn was supposed to take on Tulane at 3 p.m.
The conference said it made the decision "in light of recent developments regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus."
"This is a proactive decision to protect the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and all involved with the tournament," the conference said in a statement on its website.