IHSAA officially cancels state basketball tournament

IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox officially announces the cancelation of the boys basketball state tournament following Governor Eric Holcomb's Thursday afternoon press conference.

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 3:49 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2020 3:51 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — Below is the official statement from the IHSAA on the boys basketball state tournament cancelation: 

Following today’s directive by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb that all Indiana schools will be closed until May 1,
the Indiana High School Athletic Association announces that this year’s IHSAA boys basketball state
tournament is officially cancelled.

“It is with great sadness and disappointment that we inform Hoosiers of the cancellation of the remaining
games of the 2020 IHSAA boys basketball tournament series,” said IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox.

“While the Association maintained every hope of continuance, it is now evident those hopes are now
unreachable. Albeit there will not be regional, semi-state and state champions crowned across our four
classifications, the heath and safety of our public remains paramount and our primary focus.”

Last Friday (March 13), the IHSAA announced the remaining games of the state tournament would be
postponed beginning with the regional games due to the growing number of school closures. Any updates on the status of IHSAA-sponsored spring sports will be announced at a later time.

As always, the health and safety of IHSAA student-athletes are of utmost importance and the Association
continues to remind its member schools and the general public to follow the guidance of the governor and the
Indiana State Department of Health via IN.gov/coronavirus.

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