We're in the first weeks of the 2020-21 college basketball season, but the sport has already seen a slate of games canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.
No. 2 Baylor had its matchup with Seton Hall canceled on Nov. 29 and pulled out of last week's Empire Classic, and the cancellations extend past the Big 12. The SEC, Big Ten and Big East have also experienced cancellations over the last week, and the pattern is likely to continue through December. As the coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, the NCAA is far from immune.
So which games will be canceled at the start of December—and, in some cases, scheduled in their place? Check out our college basketball cancellation and updates tracker below:
Dec. 1 — Maryland men's basketball team's game vs. Towson has been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test among Towson Tier 1 support staff personnel.
Dec. 1 – UC Riverside vs. Fresno State has been canceled. UC Riverside will instead play Washington.
Dec. 2 – Wake Forest's matchup with Troy has been canceled as the Demon Deacons have paused all basketball activities.
Dec. 2 — No. 21 Oregon has added a game with Missouri at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Dec. 2 – Colorado's matchup vs. Arizona has been postponed due to positive tests in the Buffaloe's program. The game has been rescheduled for Dec. 28.
Dec. 3 – Richmond will not play against Charleston on Wednesday as the Spiders have paused all basketball activities.
Dec. 3, 5 — Boise State and New Mexico's planned two game-series this week has been postponed.
Dec. 4 – George Mason's matchup vs. Maryland was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Patriots' program. The Terrapins will host Saint Peter's on Friday instead.
Dec. 4 – USF vs. Florida A&M has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues within Florida A&M's program.
Dec. 4 – UNC Greensboro vs. Louisville has been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures within the Cardinals' program.
Dec. 5 – Richmond will not play its home opener against Furman as it continues to follow the guidance of university health officials and the Virginia Department of Health protocols. All Spiders team activities are paused at this time.
Dec. 5 – Illinois vs. UT-Martin has been canceled after positive COVID-19 testing within the Skyhawks program.
Dec. 7 — Arizona has rescheduled its game with Northern Arizona for this date.
Dec. 13 — USC has paused all team activities due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program. The Trojans' matchup against Stanford has been postponed.
Dec. 19 — Duke rescheduled its game versus Gardner-Webb for this date at 2:00 p.m. ET.