Ohio State announces cancellation of another men's basketball game
Another Ohio State men’s basketball game has been canceled.
Monday morning, Ohio State’s athletic department announced that Tuesday’s contest against New Orleans has been canceled because of continued COVID-19 concerns. It’s the third-straight game the Buckeyes have had to call off because of virus issues.
Ohio State also had to cancel games against Kentucky and Tennessee-Martin before the holiday. The Buckeyes are currently 8-2 on the season.
“Our guys are progressing through the COVID return to play protocols well, but we just don’t have the numbers or readiness to play a game yet,” said head coach Chris Holtmann in a statement. “Player safety as it relates to COVID and as they return to play after a significant time off, will always be a top priority.”
Ohio State is still planning to play Sunday’s game against Nebraska.
Because of the COVID-19 concerns, the Buckeyes have not played since a Dec. 11 matchup against Wisconsin. Ohio State won that game 73-55 and is 2-0 in B1G play.
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