UD Women’s Basketball coach addresses possibility of playing without fans

University of Dayton basketball fans are preparing to cheer on the men’s and women’s teams in this month’s NCAA tournament, despite fears of spreading the Coronavirus looming over the games.

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WHIO spoke with UD Women’s coach Shauna Green this morning about the possibility of fans being kept out of the arenas and watching from home.

Green was very matter of fact about the situation.

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"Whatever decisions are made we'll go with it and we'll play the game and we'll try to win the game and we'll compete like we always would compete."

Green’s team won the A-10 championship Sunday at UD Arena, with a 52-48 win over VCU. It capped off a season that saw the Flyers win 20 of their last 21 games.

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The Flyers will learn Monday evening at 7 p.m. who their opponent will be in the first round of the Women’s bracket. Green says her team will be playing the following Friday or Saturday.

Fans or no fans, “Wherever we go, whoever we play, we’ll be ready to play and we’ll compete to win," said Green.

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