Amidst COVID-19 concerns, NC State basketball pauses activities; FAU game won’t be played

According to a university release, NC State basketball will pause all team activities due to concerns with COVID-19 — positive test results and contact tracing.

Last week, NC State had to cancel its scheduled matchup with UConn after a member of the team’s traveling party tested positive for the virus while in Connecticut. Unsurprisingly, a few days later, NC State was forced to call off its ACC-Big Ten Challenge contest with Michigan.

So far, three (out of 14) ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups have been called off due to COVID-19 cases within ACC programs: Louisville-Wisconsin and Virginia-Michigan State.

NC State now reports that two members of its travel party tested positive for COVID-19. More from head coach Kevin Keatts:

This was a difficult, but ultimately necessary decision for our program. The health and safety of our student-athletes and staff will always come first. After consulting with our medical team, we decided the appropriate measure was to pause all team activities effective immediately.

This now means that NC State’s next scheduled game — Dec. 12 vs. FAU — will also not be played.


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