The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the remainder of this year’s boys basketball state tournament has been canceled.
The IHSAA said it made the decision after Gov. Eric Holcomb directed all state public schools to remain closed during the pandemic until May 1.
On March 13, the IHSAA announced the remaining games of the state tournament would be postponed. It also considered a plan to play the games with only participants, officials and direct family members in attendance.
“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,” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox said in written comments. “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.”