After Louisville was forced to pause all men’s basketball team related activities and cancel a game against UNC Greensboro due to a positive Covid test, it left people wondering if the big matchup with the Wisconsin Badgers would be played. With the quarantine procedures, such as they are, the game was definitely in limbo. Unfortunately, it was just announced the game has been postponed.
It wasn’t wholly unexpected that a cancellation could be coming, but there had been hope that the game could still be played as scheduled. However, with the Covid protocols, it proved to be impossible. It appears AD Vince Tyra has hope the game will still be played at some point. I know Louisville fans definitely hope it will still be played.
Regardless, Louisville fans must now patiently wait to see their 4-0, newly minted top 25 team in action. Their next scheduled game is their ACC opener at home against NC State Wednesday December 16th.
Read the full press release from UofL below for the details:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville- Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Game Postponed
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s planned Dec. 9 men’s basketball game at Wisconsin in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge has been postponed.
“Our men’s basketball program is still paused indefinitely and we will look for an alternate opportunity to play Wisconsin if possible,” said UofL Vice-President/Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. “We will continue to communicate regularly with Wisconsin, the ACC and Big Ten.”
UofL paused all men’s basketball team-related activities indefinitely last Thursday due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program. The Cardinals’ scheduled Dec. 4 game against UNC Greensboro was cancelled. The team is adhering to ACC and university protocols.
Louisville has won its first four games of the season, playing those four at home in the KFC Yum! Center in a seven-day period. The Cardinals moved into the Associated Press Top 25 today, debuting this season at No. 25.