Storm could interfere Ole Miss-La Salle
by Steve Wieberg, Special for USA TODAY Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As if it isn’t crazy enough in KC, where 12th-seeded Mississippi and No. 13 La Salle registered NCAA tournament upsets Friday, a winter storm is moving in.
The National Weather Service called for rain to turn to snow, accumulating to two to four inches Saturday night, and another two to four inches dropping Sunday.
Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s vice president of men’s basketball championships, said no game delays are anticipated.
“Prior to the tournament, all venues submit emergency management plans to the NCAA national office for review,” he said in a statement. “During the tournament, NCAA onsite coordinators are in regular contact with facility management at every venue to manage any situation that may arise.
“In Kansas City, all of the teams and officials are already onsite. We are exploring extending their hotel stays if their travel is delayed after the games because of inclement weather.
“This region routinely has winter snow and has the appropriate equipment and procedures to manage these winter conditions.”… [For more on Forecasted winter storm could intervene with Ole Miss-La Salle game, click here.]