The tournament is scheduled to end with the Final Four in Atlanta on April 4-6.
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The NCAA’s Tuesday night statement came five hours after a different statement was released from NCAA President Mark Emmert. The earlier statement read in part: “(W)e will make decisions on our events based on the best, most current public-health guidance available. Neither the NCAA COVID-19 advisory panel, made up of leading public health and infectious disease experts in America, nor the CDC or local health officials have advised against holding sporting events. In the event circumstances change, we will make decisions accordingly.”
Editor’s note: Concerns about the coronavirus have resulted in the cancellation of many events and large gatherings. The AJC will monitor these announcements and keep you informed about any postponements, rescheduling and cancellations, but it’s best to check with venues or event organizers before making plans to attend.