Ohio State-Penn State Wednesday Basketball Game Postponed

By Colin Hass-Hill on January 5, 2021 at 5:24 pm
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There will be no basketball games in Columbus this week.

Ohio State was set to take on Penn State in the Schottenstein Center on Wednesday, but that will no longer take place. The game has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Nittany Lions' program, the team announced on Tuesday night.

"The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance," Ohio State said in a statement. "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."

The date for which the two teams will make this game up is unclear. They have another game in University Park, Pennsylvania, set for Feb. 18.

This is the second game in a row Penn State has postponed. It first pushed back a game against Wisconsin originally supposed to tip off on Sunday.

Ohio State is 8-3 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten this season. Its next game will be at Rutgers on Saturday.

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