No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 18 Virginia Postponed Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IDecember 9, 2020

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett stands at the bench during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Boston College, in Boston. The fourth-ranked Cavaliers face No. 9 Virginia Tech and No. 1 Duke the week of Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
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Wednesday's men's college hoops contest between No. 4 Michigan State and No. 18 Virginia has been postponed following an outbreak of COVID-19 within the Cavaliers' program. 

The marquee matchup in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge is one of the highlight's of this year's cross-conference slate.

No make-up date has been announced yet, and the status of Virginia's Sunday home game against William & Mary remains to be determined.

Michigan State is still scheduled to face Oakland at the Breslin Center on Sunday, per a release from the Spartans.

UVA last played at home on Friday in an overtime victory over Kent State. A Dec. 16 contest between the Cavs and Wake Forest has also been postponed. 

Both Virginia (3-1) and MSU (5-0) are expected to contend for a national title this year. A matchup between the two served as a resume-defining clash early in the season. Now it's on hold. 

The Cavaliers did not disclose any further information regarding COVID-19 within their program. 

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