Wisconsin men's basketball game at Northwestern postponed due to COVID-19 issues within Wildcats program
A COVID-19 outbreak within the Northwestern men’s basketball program has meant the postponement of Wisconsin’s road contest on Saturday in Evanston, the Wildcats athletic department announced on Thursday evening.
This is the 2nd straight postponement of a game involving the Wildcats, who saw their matchup originally scheduled for Wednesday at Iowa scrapped due to COVID cases. That game will now be played on Jan. 31. Northwestern and Wisconsin will work toward a new date for their game as well.
Wisconsin’s last outing was on Tuesday as it defeated Penn State 63-60 at the Kohl Center. It holds a 12-5 record overall and is tied for 3rd in the B1G with 4 other teams with a 4-3 conference mark. Meanwhile, Northwestern is also 12-5 and 3-3 in league play.
The Badgers now turn their attention to a road game at Maryland on Jan. 25. Tipoff from College Park is set for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.