Northwestern-Iowa men’s basketball game postponed due to COVID-19 infections

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An outbreak of COVID-19 has plagued Northwestern’s males’s basketball crew prompting the college to collectively postpone Wednesday’s sport in opposition to Iowa. 

The Wildcats, who’re at present 12-5, introduced the postponement on Tuesday, citing “COVID-19 well being and security protocols throughout the Northwestern program.”

Northwestern Wildcats head coach Chris Collins talks to his crew throughout a timeout throughout the Michigan Wolverines versus the Northwestern Wildcats sport on Sunday January 15, 2023 at Crisler Middle in Ann Arbor, MI. 
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“Northwestern and Iowa, together with the Large Ten Convention, will work collectively to establish doable rescheduling dates,” the assertion continued. 

Iowa players celebrate on the court after winning a college basketball game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 15, 2023, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA 

Iowa gamers have fun on the court docket after profitable a school basketball sport between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 15, 2023, at Carver-Hawkeye Area in Iowa Metropolis, IA 
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However in response to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, the Wildcats had been down to simply six out there gamers.  

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A rescheduled date has not been set. In response to HawkCentral, the sport could also be “rescheduled, or declared a no-contest or a forfeiture” per the league’s COVID-19 forfeiture coverage from December 2021.   

Head Basketball Coach Chris Collins of the Northwestern Wildcats watches a play during the second half of a college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on January 15, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines won the game 85-78 over the Northwestern Wildcats. 

Head Basketball Coach Chris Collins of the Northwestern Wildcats watches a play throughout the second half of a faculty basketball sport in opposition to the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Area on January 15, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines received the sport 85-78 over the Northwestern Wildcats. 
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Northwestern is on a two-game shedding streak after being defeated by Michigan, 85-78, on Sunday. The crew is scheduled to subsequent play Wisconsin on Saturday.

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