U.S. basketball teams safe after attack in Barcelona
(TSX / STATS) -- U.S college basketball teams Arizona, Clemson, Oregon State and Tulane reported that they are safe after a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain that killed at least 13 and injured at least 50 others on Thursday.
The four programs are touring Spain and were unharmed in the incident in which a van jumped on to a busy Barcelona sidewalk and plowed into tourists and citizens on the street. Police quickly called it a terror attack.
Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said the tragedy occurred right in front of where his team was eating a meal. He said everybody in the school's travel party was safe.
"... Happened directly in front of our hotel while we were having a team meal in the restaurant," Tinkle said on Twitter. "So senseless and sad! All accounted4."
Clemson canceled its Thursday night game against the Barcelona All-Stars and announced it would return home Friday as previously scheduled. The school said its travel party was safe.
Arizona coach Sean Miller told ESPN that everybody is accounted for and unharmed. The school has decided not to play its final game on the tour and is working on leaving Spain.
Tulane also confirmed that all members of its travel party are safe.
Updated August 17, 2017