The college basketball world was rocked Thursday with the news that many conference tournaments were being canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, a number of tournaments began deciding to continue to play without fans in attendance. However, that changed to cancellations late Thursday morning.

As it currently stands, all major conferences have canceled their basketball tournaments. That includes the Big East which canceled during halftime of a game between Creighton and St. John’s.

Following the cancellation, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard responded to the news on Twitter. He admitted the team was disappointed but also acknowledged some things are bigger than basketball.

Howard urged fans to stay safe and protect their families:

As of now, the March Madness tournament is still scheduled to begin next week, but that could change in the very near future.