The Ohio State men’s basketball team’s home game against Penn State, which was scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed due to positive coronavirus tests within the Nittany Lions program, according to a statement released by the the schools on Tuesday evening.
“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.”
No makeup date has been set.
Ohio State, which is 8-3 overall (2-3 in the Big Ten) this season, will begin preparations for its next game at Rutgers, with tipoff on Saturday set for 12 p.m. on BTN. The Buckeyes won the first meeting between the two teams, 80-68, on Dec. 23.
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