College game postponed after Arizona shooting

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Tucson, AZ – A men's basketball game between Arizona and Stanford scheduled for the McKale Center was postponed Saturday after a U.S. Congresswoman and others were shot in a nearby rampage that left six dead and many others wounded.

Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat from Arizona, was shot in the head as she met with constituents during a planned event at a northwest Tucson grocery store.

Giffords survived the assassination attempt, but a congressional aide and federal judge were among those who were killed.

Security forces that would have worked the basketball game were heavily involved in the shooting incident, Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne noted.

"The university feels the game should be delayed with deep respect to the victims and families impacted by this tragedy," Byrne said in a statement.

The game was re-scheduled for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. ET).

"Sports often brings people together, and we look forward to providing that opportunity tomorrow as a community," said Byrne.


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