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State basketball tournament to go on without fans


March 11, 2020

Amid concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus, the New Mexico State Basketball Tournaments will proceed without the general public allowed to attend.

The New Mexico Activities Association announced on its Twitter page at 10:06 p.m.: “Per the guidance of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham & recommendations from the New Mexico Department of Health, the remainder of the 2020 State Basketball Tournament will go on as scheduled, however without fans.“

Every team is allowed 20 members, Including players, coaches and administrators. A maximum of 100 people will be allowed in buildings. Media is also excluded from the games.

The NMAA recommends fans wishing to watch the games to stream them online through the NFHS Network (, subscription required).


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