The Tennessee men’s basketball team will take the floor later than expected, even after originally canceling matchups against Charlotte and VCU this week. 

According to a program release on Tuesday afternoon, team results from COVID-19 testing on Monday forced the continued pause.

The team will not travel to Indianapolis for next week's Jimmy V Classic. The Vols were set to face top-ranked Gonzaga in that matchup for the first time since 2018.

This pause also forces a cancelation for Tennessee’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, a matchup that was reported but had not yet been finalized.

Unless any more positives come out at a later date, the Vols will resume action on Saturday, December 5, with the first game of the year against Cincinnati slated for December 12 in Thompson-Boling Arena.

With the first four matchups wiped from the 2020-21 slate, Tennessee will take the floor against a Bearcat team that beat the Vols 78-66 in Cincinnati last year.

The program also reported that head coach Rick Barnes remains in isolation, with very mild symptoms.