AUSTIN (KXAN) — As concerns over the coronavirus grow nationwide, the University Interscholastic League is suspending the UIL boys basketball state tournament following the completion of the 3A games session Thursday.
“After much consultation with government and health officials, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of the UIL State Basketball Tournament,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt, “Our number one priority remains the well-being of our student-athletes and spectators and we are taking every possible precaution to keep them safe.”
The organization added that it will continue to monitor the situation and will provide later updates on possible rescheduling of the tournament games.
The UIL says fans who purchased tickets for the postponed games will be issued full refunds at point of sale or from the school they purchased their tickets from. Fans who purchased All Tournament tickets will be issued a full refund.
Originally, Thursday morning, the UIL opted to limit fan attendance to the games while taking preventative steps to keep the Alamodome sanitized and safe.