College basketball schedule 2020-21: Louisville-Wisconsin, NC State-Michigan games postponed due to COVID-19

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The college basketball season is underway, but the schedule has already hit a plenty of snags. Many teams have been forced to postpone, cancel or reschedule matchups because of COVID-19 outbreaks, and some multi-team events are taking hits as well.

We’re starting to see that holding the ACC/Big Ten Challenge is going to be just that – a challenge. Wednesday’s game between Louisville and Wisconsin was postponed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus and contact tracing issues among the Cardinals program. Wisconsin promptly added a game Wednesday vs. Rhode Island at the Kohl Center. Louisville had to pause activities due to issues with COVID-19 on Thursday, when the school announced an indefinite halt after someone in the program tested positive for COVID-19. The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start, but their game against UNC Greensboro on Friday was canceled. 

Wednesday’s NC State vs. Michigan game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge is also postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Wolfpack program 

These postponements come after Saturday’s highly-anticipated game between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor was called off less than two hours before it was supposed to start. Also Saturday’s game between UConn and NC State became one of the few games cancelled at Bubbleville. 

As developments continue to unfold, we’ll be tracking all the latest news and notes surrounding scheduling snafus below in our tracker.

Notable postponements or cancellations this week

Dec. 8: Fordham at Saint John’s
Dec. 8: Tarleton State at GonzagaDec. 9: Louisville at Wisconsin
Dec. 9 : NC State at Michigan Dec. 10: Southern at Gonzaga
Dec. 11: Saint John’s at UConnDec. 12: Northern Arizona at GonzagaDec. 12: Saint John’s at Texas Tech

Previous notable postponements or cancellations

Nov. 25: UTSA at Oklahoma Nov. 25: Virginia vs. Maine (Uncasville, Connecticut)Nov. 25: Central Arkansas at Ole MIssNov. 25: Gardner-Webb at DukeNov. 25: Northern Arizona at ArizonaNov. 25-27: Creighton at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)Nov. 25-27: Texas A&M at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls)Nov. 25: Western Illinois at DePaul
Nov. 25: UMass Lowell vs. FloridaNov. 25: Stanford vs. Utah Valley
Nov. 25: Drexel at Penn StateNov. 26: Baylor vs. Arizona State at Empire Classic (Uncasville)Nov. 26: Jackson State vs. Ole MissNov. 27: Arkansas State at Ole Miss
Nov. 27; Baylor at Empire Classic (Uncasville)Nov. 27: Virginia vs. Florida (Uncasville)Nov. 27: Florida State vs. Gardner-Webb — rescheduled for Dec. 21Nov. 28 Oklahoma at UCF
Nov. 28: Chicago State at DePaul
Nov. 29: Baylor at Seton HallNov. 29: Gardner-Webb at GeorgiaNov. 30: Long Beach State at UCLANov. 30: Belmont Abbey at CharlotteDec. 1: Towson at Maryland 
Dec. 1: Alcorn State at DePaulDec. 1: Vanderbilt vs. UConn (Uncasville)Dec. 2: Colorado at Arizona — rescheduled for Dec. 28Dec. 3: Vanderbilt at Legends Classic (Uncasville)Dec. 4: UNC Greensboro at LouisvilleDec. 4: Florida A&M at South FloridaDec. 5: Gonzaga vs. Baylor (Indianapolis)Dec. 5: NC State vs. UConn: (Uncasville)Dec. 5: Alabama A&M at Ohio StateDec. 5: James Madison at MarylandDec. 5: UT-Martin at IllinoisDec. 5: Purdue-Fort Wayne at Notre DameDec. 5: Ole Miss at Memphis       Dec. 6: Florida A&M at NebraskaDec. 6: DePaul at Iowa State

Published: 2020-12-07 21:53:34

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