CIF cancels state basketball championship games

Posted at 9:17 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 12:17:40-04

The California Interscholastic Federation announced it has canceled all remaining CIF State Basketball Championship games, including the regional finals set for Thursday.

CIF State finals scheduled for this weekend at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento will not be played.

The cancellation falls in line with other sports both collegiate and professional canceling game.

"This decision was made after careful deliberation and in the primary interest of protecting the health and safety of our member schools, fans, and most importantly, our student-athletes," officials stated in a press release. "While we understand this decision is disappointing, we strongly believe that the opportunity to compete in this event does not outweigh our obligation to place the health and safety of our member schools and school communities above all else.

We want to recognize the hard work and commitment our student-athletes have made to reach the State Basketball Championships. The impact of COVID-19 created many unexpected challenges during this year’s tournament season, and we want to thank everyone involved for their flexibility, patience, and commitment in providing our student-athletes a great experience despite this unique situation."

For those that have already purchased tickets for the March 13-14, 2020 games at Golden 1 Center, refunds will be made available at the original point of purchase. If tickets were purchased online via, refunds will be processed automatically.