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TSSAA postpones state basketball tournament

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The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) state basketball tournament games scheduled for today have been postponed due to extremely hazardous road conditions.

Today's schedule will resume tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. in order to allow extra time to for road conditions to improve in the morning.

Friday's scheduled semifinal games will be played on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. due to Middle Tennessee State University's women's basketball game that is scheduled game at 10:00 a.m. Saturday's scheduled championship games will be played on Sunday.

A full schedule of times will be released later today, according to the TSSAA website.

Officials from MTSU and TSSAA have been monitoring the weather situation and road conditions since 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning. “There is no way that we are willing to put any student-athlete's life in jeopardy in order to try to play a basketball game,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of TSSAA. “To us, the safety of the student-athletes, coaches, fans, and anyone attending or participating in the state basketball tournament is first and foremost.”

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