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March Madness to go on without fans, NCAA president says

With Selection Sunday still days away and its spot in the NCAA Tournament still up in the air, only one thing is for sure when Houston takes the court during March Madness — only essential staff and limited numbers of family will be in attendance.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Wednesday attendance across all NCAA championship events, including the Houston regional at Toyota Center, will be restricted in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read Emmert’s full statement below:

Emmert says in the statement he met with the NCAA Board of Governors, which includes President Renu Khator, and came to the decision “in the best interest of public health.