TCU and West Virginia announced on Dec. 29 that it was postponing their matchup in Fort Worth, set for Jan. 3, due to COVID-19 issues within the TCU basketball program.
TCU’s released noted that the Horned Frogs had canceled their final non-conference game with Texas Southern for the same reason. TCU also postponed its Big 12 opener with Kansas, which was set for Saturday in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Horned Frogs are 10-1 on the season and have not played since Dec. 21 against Grambling State. The Horne Frogs’ next scheduled game is Jan. 8 against Baylor in Fort Worth.
This is West Virginia’s first postponement of the Big 12 season. The Mountaineers have not played since defeating Youngstown State on Dec. 22. But the Mountaineers did not have a game scheduled during the holidays.
West Virginia is still scheduled to play Texas in its Big 12 opener on Saturday.
Neither of TCU’s postponed games have been rescheduled.
The Big 12’s return to play rules were announced last week, and they’re already having an impact.
The Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game, which was scheduled for Jan. 1 has already been rescheduled for Jan. 13. The postponement was due to COVID-19 issues at Oklahoma State.
The Kansas State men cancelled its game with North Florida on Wednesday, which would have been the Wildcats’ final non-conference game before Big 12 play begins. The Wildcats are on track to play Oklahoma on Saturday.
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