Two days after announcing restrictions on attendance, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that it has indefinitely suspended all of its state tournaments due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The OHSAA's announcement came just moments prior to the scheduled tip-off between Carroll and West Branch in the Division II girls state semifinal at St. John Arena in Columbus. The OHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament State Finals was scheduled to take place through Saturday, with the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament occurring at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus from Friday-Sunday.
The postponement will also affect the Boys State Basketball Tournament, which was scheduled to conclude at the Jerome Schottenstein Center next week.
The OHSAA's announcement came less than an hour after college conferences across the country announced the cancelation of their college basketball tournaments. On Wednesday evening, the NBA suspended its season after center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.