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UConn men’s basketball game against NC State canceled

This is the second canceled game for UConn in this young season.

Dan Hurley
UConn men’s basketball head coach Dan Hurley. UConn reportedly will no longer play its scheduled game against NC State after a Covid-19 issue.
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UConn men’s basketball has had its game against North Carolina State canceled due to COVID-19. The positive test was from within the Wolf Pack program, not the Huskies.

Jon Rothstein and Mike Anthony were the first to report the news.

The game had been scheduled for Saturday at noon on ESPNU, but it will no longer take place. Earlier this week, UConn was also supposed to play Vanderbilt on Tuesday but the Commodores were forced to withdraw from the tournament due to COVID-19.

Head Coach Dan Hurley told reporters Thursday that the program was trying to schedule a game on Monday, Dec. 7th, but that looked unlikely as of Friday afternoon. The New Haven Register’s Dave Borges is reporting that a game on Monday may still be a possibility, though earlier he also shot down the rumor that UConn would be playing Richmond on that day.

“It’s possible a game against another opponent could be scheduled for Monday, or the Richmond game is revisited,” Borges wrote.

UPDATE: The previously reported UConn vs. Richmond game is not going to happen following an announcement that Richmond will play Wofford Monday instead.

UPDATE: On Saturday afternoon, The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s John O’Connor reported that a game with Richmond, currently ranked 19th in the AP Poll after beating Kentucky last Sunday, is a possibility. Richmond head coach Chris Mooney told O’Connor that “both teams’ medical staffs are reviewing their respective records.”

This is a developing story and this will be updated as more information is made available.