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West Virginia Postpones Next Two Men’s Basketball Games Due to COVID-19



The West Virginia men’s basketball team will go at least two weeks between games as the University announced the postponement of its next games Tuesday afternoon.

Both games, against TCU on Jan 16 and Oklahoma State on Jan. 19, were scheduled to be played in the WVU Coliseum. The announcement comes one day after WVU’s game against No. 2 Baylor, originally scheduled for Tuesday, would be postponed. During a press conference Monday morning, WVU coach Bob Huggins was expecting to play Baylor on Tuesday but did say the team was awaiting test results from earlier that day.

In a release, WVU stated the postponement is due to the Mountaineers being unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds as established by the Big 12. The conference requires teams to have at least six scholarship players available to be able to play games. The Mountaineers have lost two scholarship players this season, Isaiah Cottrell (injury) and OScar Tshiebwe (transfer). WVU said it will work with the Big 12 and other schools to rescheduled these games.

The next game on WVU’s schedule is now a road game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas on Saturday, Jan. 23.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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