The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team will not face off against Temple University on Saturday due to a COVID-19 case within Temple’s men’s basketball program.
Officials with both schools made the announcement on Thursday. Temple’s team will start a 14-quarantine and the person who tested positive will be in isolation for 10 days.
The Hokies’ next game will be on Sunday, Nov. 29 against USF at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 at the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Temple men’s basketball coach Aaron McKie released the following statement:
“The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is always the number one priority with our program. Our medical staff and administration have done an incredible job of creating a safe environment for our team. Through our daily testing we work to mitigate the spread of the virus, but nothing is foolproof. This is not the way we anticipated opening our season, but we will follow our medical professionals’ guidance in preparation for restarting practice in two weeks.”