Overnight the Virginia Cavaliers announced their impending game against the Michigan State Spartans, scheduled for a 915 tip on Wednesday night was going to be postponed due to COVID issues within the Cavalier program.
Virginia Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Cavaliers' program.— Virginia Men's Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) December 9, 2020
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While missing out on a game is a bummer for all involved and we all sincerely hope nobody is greatly effected by the virus, this could be a blessing in disguise for the Hoos. After struggling with Saint Francis last week and losing to San Francisco in Bubbleville, trying to take on the Spartans would be a tall task for a fully healthy Cavaliers squad, let alone one missing players.
Moving the game back in the season could also allow UVA to set rotations and become more comfortable with one another allowing them to look like more of their final form rather than what has been on the court thus far.
No reports on when this game could be made up as both teams will have conference matchups starting in just a few weeks.
On top of Wednesday night’s game being postponed, UVA also announced the game this weekend against William and Mary is also in jeopardy. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was moved to Sunday for COVID reasons associated with W&M.