1A state basketball tournament moving to CSU-Pueblo

(Bill Sabo/CSU-Pueblo)

The Class 1A basketball state tournaments are moving to the campus of CSU-Pueblo for the 2018-19 season, assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann said on Friday.

The move was forced due to a conflict of dates with the University of Northern Colorado, which has games set for the same week.

In a memo sent to schools, Borgmann wrote, "We thought we had found a way, with the extraordinary help of Northern Colorado AD Darren Dunn, to keep the event in Greeley. But, it just couldn't work itself out, so we needed to locate an alternate site. I need to stress that UNC's athletics department did all in its power to help alleviate the conflict."

This week, the CHSAA Board of Directors voted electronically to approve CSU-Pueblo's Massari Arena as the host site. Dates remain the same: March 7-9, 2019. Massari holds 3,900 people.

There is a chance that CSU-Pueblo may have a team involved in the RMAC playoffs. If so, the backup plan is to host the tournament at the Pueblo Central gym, which holds 3,000 people.

Both sides have an abundance of seating and parking.