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Gophers’ men’s basketball game versus Illinois postponed to Tuesday – Twin Cities



The Gophers men’s basketball team has had a second game disrupted by COVID-19 this season.

After Minnesota’s final nonconference game against Alcorn State was canceled on Wednesday, the U said Thursday its Big Ten game against Illinois has been postponed from Sunday to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Arena. Issues with the pandemic have come from within the Alcorn State and Illini programs.

The Big Ten Conference changed its policy on COVID-affected games this week. If a team or teams are unable to participate in a scheduled game, the competition may be rescheduled or declared a no-contest or forfeit. The conference said it wants at least seven players and one coach from a team to be available to play, but might be able to play with fewer personnel if its deemed safe by medical staff.


The Gophers (10-1) last played on Dec. 22 in a comeback win over Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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