LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — All the remaining Sweet Sixteen games for both girls and boys basketball will be postponed, including those that were supposed to be played today.
The KHSAA made the decision following the cancellation of multiple NCAA tournaments in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The announcement came after the organization announced earlier that they would no longer sell general tickets to girls' tournament.
Girls’ and Boys’ State Basketball Tournaments Suspended Indefinitelyhttps://t.co/YnHxjxZPqk#khsbkg #khsbkb
— KHSAA Main (@KHSAA) March 12, 2020
FINAL | @CardinalsSl defeats Sacred Heart 58-57. It was also announced over the PA that the tournament for both the boys and girls is suspended indefinitely, not cancelled pic.twitter.com/yZwKd0pLOc— Eli Gehn (@EliGehnTV) March 12, 2020
The KHSAA Commissoiner Julian Tackett told LEX 18 that this would be a huge financial blow that could eventually result in staff changes or reductions.
Tickets will be refunded.