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WIAA Cancels Boys And Girls Basketball Playoff Games

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Boys and girls basketball playoff games in Wisconsin will not take place. 

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association determined all remaining games of the State Girls Basketball Tournament will be canceled.  The boys basketball sectional finals and the State Tournament have also been called off.

It’s in response to the evolving concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

WIAA leaders say they regret the lost opportunity for teams and players that have worked to achieve their goals, and also for the communities that have supported them throughout the year.

“I want the student-athletes and their coaches to know that your school leaders, the WIAA Executive Staff, all our committees and the Board of Control have done everything imaginable to try to provide and preserve these opportunities for you,” Executive Director Dave Anderson said. “However, we want and need to be responsible in helping the global and state efforts to stem the tide and spread of this virus.”

Earlier Thursday, the WIAA was informed the Kohl Center would not be available for the State Boys Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 19-21. Many professional, collegiate and high school associations have postponed or canceled scheduled events as a result of the pandemic.

Tickets for the WIAA Girls and Boys State Basketball tournaments will be refunded in full.

Any tickets purchased at school will be refunded by your school and not the Resch Center or the WIAA.