Games in Northeast postponed due to snowstorm

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Winter Storm Stella put the deep freeze on some sporting events in the Northeast.

TheNew Jersey Devils announced Tuesday that their home game against the Winnipeg Jetsscheduled for 7 p.m. ET was postponed because of weather conditions. The game will be made up March 28, and tickets for Tuesday's game will be honored.

Syracusealso announced that its NIT game against UNC Greensboro at the Carrier Dome has been postponed until Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET. Purchased tickets will be honored for the game, which will air on ESPN2.

The Orange said in a statement that the decision was made after consultation with authorities from Onondaga County and the city of Syracuse, as well as the NCAA.

Up to 2 feet of snow with high winds were forecast for parts of the Northeast. Travel bans were enacted in some parts of the region.

NCAA officials said seven of the eight men's teams competing in Buffalo had arrived for the NCAA tournament. Defending national champion Villanova, the top overall seed, was among the first to arrive Monday, andWisconsin and Notre Dame flew in Tuesday.

Mount St. Mary's was scheduled to arrive in Buffalo early Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the local organizers. The Mountaineers beat New Orleans 67-66 in the First Four on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, and will take on the Wildcats on Thursday.

Kent State said it was going ahead with its plan to leave Wednesday morning for its game in Sacramento, California. The Golden Flashes, who won the Mid-American Conference, are scheduled to fly after the worst of the storm has moved east.

There was less of a chance that the women's tournament would be affected. UConn is the only team in the Northeast hosting, and it plays Saturday morning, giving teams more time to arrive in Connecticut.

Two NBA games were scheduled for New York on Tuesday night, with the Pacers visiting the Knicks and the Thunder visiting the Netsin Brooklyn. The games went ahead as planned.

In Boston, the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was postponed Tuesday because of the weather.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.