NORFOLK, Va.,—The 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament will go on as scheduled for all of Thursday’s games – first and second session.
Friday and Saturday’s semifinal and championship rounds will see restricted attendance. Attendance will be restricted to players, coaches, officials, event staff, essential institutional staff, conference staff, credentialed media and student-athlete guests. This is based on the current climate surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Fans who have purchased tickets to the semifinal and championship sessions on Friday and Saturday are asked to contact the venue through which they made their purchase for refunds.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- Following consultation with governmental and public health officials, the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be played with a restricted attendance policy that will be implemented at Bartow Arena.
Both tournaments will continue as scheduled on Friday, March 13th through Saturday, March 14th. Only essential staff and limited family attendance will be permitted.
The SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be closed to the general public.
This decision was made in consultation and guidance with local governmental and public health and medical officials to limit large gatherings due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, event staff and fans has and will always serve as the guiding principle for any decisions we make here at the Southwestern Athletic Conference,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland.
“Today in consultation with health officials and the NCAA, we have determined that the best course of action is to limit attendance at our upcoming tournaments to family members and essential tournament personnel.”
All tickets for the SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be refunded in the form of a full refund. Please call (205) 251-7573 for more information or email .
NCAA D2 Playoffs in Pennsylvania
INDIANA, Pa. – The Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Athletic Department announced Wednesday that the upcoming NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Basketball Atlantic Region Championships will be played in front of only essential staff and family members.
The regional tournaments are hosted by IUP this Friday and Saturday, March 13-14 at the Kovalchick Convention & Athletic Complex.
This decision was made following NCAA President Mark Emmert's decision to limit fans at the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns.
"It was our hope for everyone to share in the success of the teams we are hosting this weekend at IUP," said Director of Athletics Todd Garzarelli. "All of us understand the disappointment of fans and student-athletes but our decision was made in the best interest of public health.
"We encourage anyone not in attendance to watch all six games this Friday and Saturday on our streaming platforms at IUPAthletics.com."
All presold tickets for the NCAA Atlantic Region Championships at the Kovalchick Complex will be refunded in full. Ticket holders can return those tickets to the Kovalchick Complex Box Office.
The tournaments will tipoff Friday with women's No. 4 seed Bowie State against No. 5 seed Virginia Union at noon. Host and regional No. 1 seed IUP will then face No. 8 seed Fayetteville State at 2:30 p.m.