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Arizona Wildcats basketball team safe after Barcelona terror attack

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The Wildcats have cancelled their final exhibition in Spain, too

Mataro All-Stars v Arizona Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

On Thursday, a van rammed into a crowd of civilians in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas tourist area, which is not too far from where the Arizona Wildcats are staying during their Spain exhibition tour.

However, the UA announced the team is safe and it has cancelled the final exhibition of its tour, which was scheduled to take place Friday in Barcelona against Mataro Parc Boet.

“Our entire travel party is safe and accounted for following the situation in Barcelona today,” the UA’s statement read. “Our thoughts are with the people affected.

“We have decided to cancel our third and final exhibition of the tour and are currently working on travel plans to return home.”

According to reports, at least 13 people were killed in the crash (which is being treated as an act of terror) and 50 others were injured.

A few other college basketball teams were in the area, too, including the Oregon State Beavers, but they announced that they are safe.


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