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ASU basketball game in San Francisco postponed due to poor air quality

Posted at 7:50 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 22:38:03-05

Poor air quality due to ongoing wildfires has caused Friday's scheduled men's basketball game between Arizona State and host San Francisco to be postponed.

The game had been scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off Arizona time. USF announced its athletic director is working with ASU athletic director Ray Anderson to determine another possible time and location for the game to be played.

USF canceled all outdoor practices Thursday as the Air Quality Index in San Francisco surpassed 200, putting it into the "very unhealthy" category.

"With rising concerns for the health of everyone involved in Friday's contest, as well as concerns for those affected by the tragic fires in Butte County and Southern California, it was agreed that playing the game was not in the best interest of anyone," USF said in a statement.

On Saturday, Northern Arizona University's scheduled football game at Sacramento State was canceled due to poor air quality in the area. Cal's scheduled men's basketball game in Berkeley on Thursday was also postponed.

LeBron James complained about the air quality when the Los Angeles Lakers played at the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.