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Michigan State basketball postponed for COVID-19 reasons

College basketball Michigan State vs. Eastern Michigan Michigan State at Iowa men's basketball: Thursday's game postponed
Cary Erickson | 14 January, 2021, 22:47

COVID-19 cases inside the Michigan State basketball team will cause the Spartans to miss a second straight game. A makeup date for tonight's game has not yet been announced. They are roommates. Sissoko is a freshman center and Izzo, the son of the coach, is a walk-on sophomore guard. But when a third positive test was recorded on Wednesday, Michigan State canceled its game against Iowa, then its game against IN the following day. An additional positive test had been received by the program on Wednesday afternoon. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said, "I'm really disappointed, but this just goes to prove it can affect anyone". I feel so comfortable that me, my son and my players did everything possible and followed every protocol as best we could.

Tom Izzo tested positive for COVID-19 last month and quarantined for two weeks.

Michigan State revealed on Wednesday that its men's basketball team had recorded at least three positive tests in a span of five days.

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The Big Ten Conference announced the rescheduling of six league men's basketball games in the coming weeks including IL hosting Penn State which now will be played this Tuesday instead of Wednesday.

Iowa has won four Big Ten games in a row after losing their Big Ten road opener at Minnesota.