Oklahoma State and the 10th-ranked USC Trojans were set to face off in the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, but the game has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Trojans program. The game will not be rescheduled.
USC, who came out of the weekend at 12-0, paused all team activities on Sunday after several confirmed COVID-19 cases and released this statement concerning the current state of their basketball program.
“USC’s priority is the health and well-being of its student-athletes and everyone associated with its men’s basketball program,” a USC spokesperson said. “Accordingly, USC’s team activities have been paused, and the status of future games is to be determined.”
It is uncertain if Oklahoma State will search for another opponent on such short notice for the Compete 4 Cause Classic, and the scheduled contest between Tulsa and North Texas is still set to tip-off at 5:30 pm CT on Tuesday.
If Oklahoma State decides not to find another opponent, the Cowboys will get something of a Christmas break, a two-week period before their next game against Texas Tech on New Year’s Day.
The Cowboys are 7-4 and currently in 10th place in the Big 12, after a tough 72-61 loss to the 14th-ranked Houston Cougars.