Clemson Basketball Team Safe After Spain Terror Attack

The players were in the country for an exhibition.

As details continue to come in in the wake of Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, the Clemson men's basketball team is safe and will return to Clemson Friday as previously scheduled.

The Tigers were one game from wrapping up their trip to Spain, but their exhibition game for Thursday night has been cancelled and the team will return to Clemson Friday morning as previously scheduled according to a statement from the Clemson athletics department. This comes in the wake of Thursday's attack in Barcelona which occurred outside the team hotel.

The statement from the Clemson athletic communications department stated  - "We’ve been in contact with our men’s basketball program currently in Barcelona and the entire travel party is safe and secure. Their exhibition game for tonight has been cancelled and the team will return to Clemson as previously scheduled tomorrow morning. Our thoughts are with the people of Barcelona."

A tweet from a Clemson basketball staff member said in the minutes after the attack, the team was safe but on lockdown at the hotel where the attack took place.

Head coach Brad Brownell tweeted  "Thanks for all the calls and texts. Everyone on our trip is safe and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families".

Oregon State, Arizona and Tulane are also in Barcelona and they announced everyone with their teams is safe. Tulane is led by Mike Dunleavy, the former USC guard who had a successful career in the NBA as a player and head coach. 

 

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