SEC announces more postponements, changes to basketball schedule
COVID continues to cause issues for SEC basketball. Luckily, it’s easier for the conference to reschedule new games for basketball than football as we saw with the recent adjustment to have LSU and Ole Miss play on Saturday.
The conference has announced two more postponements and a new game for Tuesday. In-state rivals Tennessee and Vanderbilt will now play back-to-back games in Nashville and Knoxville:
The Tennessee at South Carolina and Vanderbilt at Missouri men’s basketball games of January 12 have been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Missouri and South Carolina basketball programs, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements. Make-up dates for the two games have not been determined at this time.
With the cancelation of the two games, Tennessee will now play at Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 12, on ESPN2. The Volunteers and Commodores will meet again in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Jan. 16, in a previously scheduled game at 6 p.m. ET on SEC Network.
Hopefully, the postponements settle down and the conference slate can be played as (mostly) scheduled.