Tom Izzo says Michigan State is hoping to re-schedule marquee matchup with Virginia
After Michigan State had their game canceled against Virginia this past Wednesday due to COVID-19 issues within Virginia’s program, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo is hoping that the game can be rescheduled at some point.
Izzo spoke to the media on Friday and this is what he said, (via 247Sports):
“I’d like to find a new date with (Virginia), but we both run into problems after this week,” Izzo said. “Now they’re in quarantine for a while. So we’re trying to get another game going. We’re trying to find a team to play sometime next week. Even though it’s finals, I think we can get special exemption as long as we’re at home. That’s what we’re trying to do. Whether we’ll succeed in that, I don’t know. The next couple days will probably tell us.”
Earlier in the day, Izzo talked about how “disappointed” the Spartans were to not be able to play Virginia.
Their game was supposed to be part of the ACC/B1G Challenge, which the Big Ten ended up winning 6-5. This was one of three canceled games as part of that challenge.
Meanwhile, the Spartans next game will come against Oakland University on Sunday at Noon ET.