The GHSA issued the following statement on Wednesday about pushing back the start of the state basketball playoffs for a second time to allow more time to finish region tournaments:
"Due to the extended nature of the current extreme weather affecting all walks of life in the state of Georgia, The GHSA Office has extended the final date to complete the region tournaments through Wednesday, February 19. This revision will allow all regions to complete tournament games without reducing the original number of teams participating in the tournament, and the potential of teams playing multiple games in one day. Please continue to check the GHSA web site as we will be working to revise the playing dates of the 1st through 3rd rounds of the state tournament. We plan to have those revised dates listed on the GHSA web site by week's end. The safety of the participants and spectators will always by the primary consideration in matters of this nature, as well as fairness to the competing student/athletes."