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The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) announced Friday that they are moving the 2021 regional and state basketball tournaments back one week after a snow and ice storm has wreaked havoc across the state.

Pushing the playoffs back will allow teams to finish their regular seasons after a slew of weather-related postponements.

Here's the full press release from the AAA with the new tournament dates:

The Arkansas Activities Association will be moving the Regional Basketball Tournaments, the State Basketball Tournaments, and the State Basketball Finals back one week to allow conferences to finish their regular seasons and tournaments. Due to the amount of COVID-19 cancellations during the regular season, a conference tournament may be needed for correct seeding into the regional and state tournaments. Schools and conferences will need to check the updated deadlines for submitting their final seeds to the AAA. The AAA is committed to finding the most equitable solution when dealing with COVID-19 related no-contest and with unprecedented weather conditions that prevent the timely completion of the season. 

New Tournament Dates

Regional Tournament Dates:

1A, 2A, 3A, & 4A - March 3-6

State Tournament Dates:

1A, 2A, 3A, and 5A - March 8-15

4A and 6A - March 9-13

State Basketball Finals: 

March 18-20