D-I Basketball Programs Visiting Spain Safe After Barcelona Incident
The Clemson men's basketball team was staying in a Barcelona hotel in "close proximity to where a van crashed into a crowd" today, coach Brad Brownell confirmed. Brownell said that "no one from the Tigers' roster was harmed and everyone is safe." The team "has been in Barcelona as part of an overseas trip." Clemson's "final exhibition game was canceled and the team will return" to the U.S. tomorrow. Oregon State "confirmed its basketball team was in the vicinity" of the incident, and "no members of its traveling party were injured" (USATODAY.com, 8/17).
The Arizona men's basketball team, which was also in Barcelona, "cancelled its final exhibition in Spain and will be coming home early" (TWITTER.com, 8/17).