It’s official: WVU-Baylor basketball on Tuesday has been postponed.
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Tuesday's game at Baylor has been postponed.
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 11, 2021
The release from the school said the game was postponed in response to WVU being “unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds on Monday, as established by the Big 12 Conference.”
WVU athletic director Shane Lyons also released a statement:
“Our intent is to get the spread under control as soon as possible for the health and safety of all involved,” Lyons said. “While this issue has hit many college basketball programs, we have been fortunate to have played 13 games so far this season.”
CBS Sports college basketball reporter Matt Norlander has a report out that Tuesday’s men’s basketball game between West Virginia and Baylor has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the WVU program.
Breaking: Sources tell @CBSSports Tuesday night’s Baylor-West Virginia game is has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within West Virginia’s program.
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 11, 2021
WVU coach Bob Huggins spoke to the media on Monday morning ahead of Tuesday’s game and mentioned that the team had been tested and was waiting for those results — which apparently came back with bad news for the Mountaineers. 247Sports’ Chris Anderson reports that neither program has been informed of the postponement yet.
Reports that #WVU-Baylor game for Tuesday night has been postponed due to COVID issues within the Mountaineer program. Neither program has yet been informed of the postponement, sources tell @EerSportsDotCom
— Chris Anderson (@CMAnderson247) January 11, 2021
WVSN has reached out to WVU seeking to confirm these reports. Check back as we update this story throughout the day.