Increased police presence at delayed Arizona game

Published Jan. 9, 2011 3:36 p.m. EST

There was a noticeable increase in police presence at the Stanford-Arizona basketball game, postponed from Saturday because of the shooting that critically wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others outside a suburban Tucson supermarket.

Fans at Sunday's game noted a more thorough search of their belongings than usual.

University President Robert Shelton spoke to the big crowd at McKale Center from mid-court. He thanked Stanford for cooperating in the delay and praised doctors at nearby University Medical Center ''without whose efforts we'd have a lot of dead people right now in Tucson.''

Players from both teams stood facing the flag for a moment of silence following Shelton's brief remarks.