The Big West Meeting males’s basketball games between host Cal State Fullerton and also UC Waterfront scheduled for Friday and also Saturday have been canceled “out of an abundance of care” due to COVID-19 method problems, the schools announced Thursday evening.
Right now, there are no plans to reschedule the video games, though some Large West teams have been able to set up matchups this season when two groups both have actually opponents required to revoke video games during the very same week (as taken place when Fullerton and also Cal State Northridge promptly collaborated a two-game series last month).
No info was readily available on which program was taking care of a potential positive test, however neither team suggested they were beginning an instant quarantine and both revealed they expect to play their set up video games following week.
Fullerton is next set up to dip into Cal Poly (SLO) on Feb. 12-13, with both games arranged to begin at 4 p.m. UCR is set up to host UC Irvine on Feb. 12-13, with the last a 9 p.m. game to be relayed nationally on ESPNU.
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COVID-related scheduling issues have actually been a battle across the country because the university basketball season started in late November, and also the Big West is no different. Groups have actually seen a number of video games delayed or terminated. Fullerton, which has actually had to quarantine two times currently, has currently had actually 11 video games rubbed, eight of them home video games.
The meeting long ago introduced that it was relocating this year’s guys’s and females’s postseason basketball competitions from Anaheim to Las Vega, where they will certainly take area at the Mandalay Bay Occasions Center from March 9-13, in a bubble setting that will certainly include everyday COVID-19 screening and screening and also will certainly allow individuals to stroll from the resort to the arena without outdoors get in touch with.
While the basketball period has had its scheduling difficulties amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Big West last week introduced go back to play as well as scheduling procedures for a number of spring sports groups (baseball, softball, males’s volleyball as well as females’s water polo) to begin contending quickly.