Thursday, March 5, 2015

TSSAA State Basketball Tournament Inclement Weather Update

All 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.

MTSU and TSSAA officials have been monitoring the weather situation and road conditions since 4:00 a.m. this 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.”

Updated Tournament Schedule

Friday, March 6
11:00 am – Class A Quarterfinal – Oliver Springs v. Decatur Co. Riverside
12:30 pm – Class A Quarterfinal – Clarkrange v. Houston Co.
2:00 pm – Class AA Quarterfinal – Westmoreland v. Grainger
3:45 pm – Class AA Quarterfinal – Craigmont v. McMinn Central
5:15 pm -Class AA Quarterfinal – Elizabethton v. Westview
6:45 pm – Class AA Quarterfinal – Cannon Co. v. Martin Luther King
Saturday, March 7
1:30 pm – Class AAA Semifinal – Oakland v. Bearden
3:00 pm – Class AAA Semifinal – Morristown West v. Blackman
4:30 pm – Class A Semifinal – South Greene v. Middleton
6:00 pm – Class A Semifinal – TBD
7:30 pm – Class AA Semifinal – TBD
9:00 pm – Class AA Semifinal – TBD
Sunday, March 8
Championship Finals – TBD (Check back later for game times)

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