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University cancels basketball tournament after LAUSD announcement

University coach Steve Ackerman said Wednesday that he has canceled his basketball tournament after the LAUSD announced that the school will be closed Thursday and Friday because of issues involving the wildfires.

Games were scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Games will not be rescheduled.

But Southern Section coaches, such as Matt Sargeant of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, plan to try to pick up two games because gaining a .500 or better overall record is required to make the playoffs if you don’t gain an automatic berth in league play.

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