Big Sky Conference tournament canceled

Posted at 10:48 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 13:59:53-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Big Sky Conference basketball tournament has been canceled. According to a press release from Big Sky, the cancellations start with the men's quarterfinals scheduled for Thursday.

The Big Sky Presidents’ Council convened Thursday morning and voted to move forward in this manner.

“This decision was not made lightly, as we know how meaningful our basketball championships is to our student-athletes, coaches, alumni, and fans,” Commissioner Tom Wistrcill said. “After consulting with medical experts, local authorities, and the leadership of our institutions, we feel that this decision is prudent given the health and well-being of all involved.

The Big Sky and CenturyLink Arena will announce a refund policy soon. Fans who purchases tickets for the games that have been canceled will be contacted soon.

“We would be remiss not to acknowledge all of our local partners who helped us increase the interest in and attendance at our tournament this year, and we look forward to welcoming those fans back when we return to Boise in March 2021.”

The Big Sky Conference Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed. The ceremony was scheduled for March 14 at the Boise Centre.

The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Fans who purchased tickets for the ceremony will be contacted for a refund and notified when a date is set.