St. John's guard LJ Figueroa (30) celebrates in front of the St. John's bench after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in the first round of the Big East men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
St. John's guard LJ Figueroa (30) celebrates in front of the St. John's bench after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in the first round of the Big East men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)|Associated Press
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Big East cancels tournament at halftime of Creighton vs St. John's with St. John's looking to pull the upset. A10 also calls off tourney

Associated Press

The Big East Conference basketball tournament has been canceled at halftime of Thursday's first game because of the coronavirus outbreak.

As several other big conferences around the country canceled their postseason tournaments, the Big East resumed on schedule at New York's Madison Square Garden. It started its second-round game between top-seeded Creighton and St. John's at Madison Square Garden and not until halftime was the tournament called off with St. John's leading 38-35.

As the Bluejays and Red Storm were playing, a few subway stops away at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Atlantic 10 Conference was holding a news conference to call off its tournament.

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