The Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions were set to finish off their season series on Saturday in Happy Valley, but that game will no longer take place. Penn State announced on Wednesday that it will be pausing team activities due to COVID-19 positives within the program.
Michigan won the first game in the season series at home by a score of 62-58. Both teams have a week off between Jan. 23 and Jan. 30, so it stands to reason that could be where things get made up. But, PSU has other games to reschedule, so we will see what happens there.
Here is the full statement from Penn State Athletics:
Penn State men’s basketball has paused all team-related activities due to positive COVID-19 results among its Tier 1 personnel.
Due to the pause, the Nittany Lions’ home games against Michigan (Jan. 9) and Rutgers (Jan. 12) have been postponed. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options. No determination has been made on how the pause may impact scheduled games beyond Jan. 12.
The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance. Therefore, as part of the protocols established by the Big Ten Conference and Penn State Athletics medical staff and in consultation with University, local and national officials and guidelines, individuals with a positive test have been put into isolation. In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been exposed, even if asymptomatic.
With the Saturday game gone, Michigan’s next schedule contest will be Jan. 12 at home against Wisconsin.