With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the virus could alter the Arizona Basketball season, including the NCAA Tournament.
We are in some very surreal times. As I’m sure you have been paying attention, the Coronavirus pandemic has sent shockwaves around the World, with recent sporting event cancellations possibly soon effecting the Arizona Basketball team as well.
It’s March, which typically means the start of the Madness. However, if I may be so blunt, the Madness really started months ago.
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Wuhan, China has been the epicenter for the outbreak, and as the current number of individuals infected reaches 130,341 and climbing, we have seen growing concern over the severity of the virus, and the Worlds response to the issue.
In the past 24 hours we’ve seen:
- A 30-day travel ban to Europe implemented
- Tom Hanks be diagnosed with the viral infection
- The Pac-12 limiting the number of fans that are able to attend the Conference Tournament
- The NCAA also limiting the number of fans that will be able to attend the Tournament
- The NBA suspending the rest of the season
- And so on…
Things are definitely getting more serious, and we can’t help but think that with the growing concern of the virus, it could very well effect the rest of the 2019-20 Arizona Basketball season.
While things currently seem to be a go, even with limited or no fans at all, you would have to think that the Tournament being postponed until a later date or being cancelled all together could very well become an option here in the near future.
And while everything is purely conjecture and all ‘what-if’ at this point, nonetheless this is all still important to note, and it will be interesting to see how things continue to develop.
Either way, people need to be vigilant and careful, meanwhile taking all necessary precautions to help prevent Corona from spreading!
At Zona Zealots, we would like to wish everyone continued health and safety and hope that no one will have to deal with the virus! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!