Report: Another Michigan hoops game will be postponed
Another Michigan basketball game will be canceled. Matt Norlander of CBS Sports reported the news on Thursday, after speaking with Wolverines assistant coach Phil Martelli.
No. 4 Michigan is supposed to host No. 11 Illinois on Thursday, Feb. 11, still a week away. However, because of the department-wide pause that the school implemented recently, the Wolverines will not be playing the game.
Per the report, Martelli said that Michigan’s team will be out of the shelter-in-place protocol at midnight on Monday, Feb. 8 (Sunday night) and will work back into basketball conditioning and practice next week.
Spoke with Michigan assistant Phil Martelli, he confirmed that Michigan’s scheduled game on Feb. 11 vs. Illinois will not be played as scheduled. U-M’s Feb. 14 game at Wisconsin is TBD, in part because U-M and UW are determining next steps with testing and protocols.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 4, 2021
The February 14 game against No. 19 Wisconsin is still to be determined.
Michigan has not played since Jan. 22. If the Wolverines miss the game against the Badgers, the next contest isn’t scheduled until Feb. 18 against Rutgers, meaning the Wolverines would go nearly a full month without a game.
Michigan currently sits atop the B1G standings with a 13-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in B1G play.