/College basketball schedule 2020-21: No. 2 Baylor postpones games vs. Texas, Tarelton State due to COVID-19

College basketball schedule 2020-21: No. 2 Baylor postpones games vs. Texas, Tarelton State due to COVID-19

Matt Norlander / CBS Sports

The college hoops season has been off the ground for two weeks now, but it continues to be a stop-and-start affair with positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing affecting games near and far. Among those postponed just in the last week include a pair of high-profile games that was set to feature No. 2 Baylor — first with a matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga last Saturday and now with an in-state showdown with No. 13 Texas being called off.

The postponements come on the heels of two other well respected programs, No. 4 Michigan State and No. 18 Virginia, being forced into postponing their headline matchup on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. No. 1 Gonzaga also had to call off a game against Northern Arizona on Saturday because the Zags program is shutdown through Dec. 14 because of COVID-19.

Wednesday’s game between No. 25 Louisville and No. 13 Wisconsin was also postponed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus and contact tracing issues among the Cardinals program. Louisville had to pause activities due to issues with COVID-19. The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start, but their game against UNC Greensboro on Friday was also canceled.

These aren’t the first wave of postponements, and they surely, unfortunately, will not be the last. We’re tracking all of them to date below and as developments continue to unfold, we’ll keep updating.

Notable upcoming postponements or cancellations

  • Dec. 12: Xavier at Providence
  • Dec. 12: Northern Arizona at Gonzaga
  • Dec. 12: Charleston Southern at Duke
  • Dec. 12: Saint John’s at Texas Tech
  • Dec. 13: Texas at Baylor
  • Dec. 13: William & Mary at Virginia
  • Dec. 13: UConn at Georgetown
  • Dec. 15: Tarleton State at Baylor
  • Dec. 15: Detroit at Kentucky
  • Dec. 15: Seton Hall at Xavier
  • Dec. 17: UConn at Providence

Previous notable postponements or cancellations

  • Nov. 25: UTSA and Oklahoma
  • Nov. 25: Virginia vs. Maine (Uncasville, Connecticut)
  • Nov. 25: Central Arkansas at Ole MIss
  • Nov. 25: Gardner-Webb at Duke
  • Nov. 25: Northern Arizona at Arizona
  • Nov. 25-27: Creighton at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
  • Nov. 25-27: Texas A&M at Crossover Classic (Sioux Falls)
  • Nov. 25: Western Illinois at DePaul
  • Nov. 25: UMass Lowell vs. Florida
  • Nov. 25: Stanford vs. Utah Valley
  • Nov. 25: Drexel at Penn State
  • Nov. 26: Baylor vs. Arizona State at Empire Classic (Uncasville)
  • Nov. 26: Jackson State vs. Ole Miss
  • Nov. 27: Arkansas State at Ole Miss
  • Nov. 27; Baylor at Empire Classic (Uncasville)
  • Nov. 27: Virginia vs. Florida (Uncasville)
  • Nov. 27: Florida State vs. Gardner-Webb — rescheduled for Dec. 21
  • Nov. 28 Oklahoma at UCF
  • Nov. 28: Chicago State at DePaul
  • Nov. 29: Baylor at Seton Hall
  • Nov. 29: Gardner-Webb at Georgia
  • Nov. 30: Long Beach State at UCLA
  • Nov. 30: Belmont Abbey at Charlotte
  • Dec. 1: Towson at Maryland
  • Dec. 1: Alcorn State at DePaul
  • Dec. 1: Vanderbilt vs. UConn (Uncasville)
  • Dec. 2: Colorado at Arizona — rescheduled for Dec. 28
  • Dec. 3: Vanderbilt at Legends Classic (Uncasville)
  • Dec. 4: UNC Greensboro at Louisville
  • Dec. 4: Florida A&M at South Florida
  • Dec. 5: Gonzaga vs. Baylor (Indianapolis)
  • Dec. 5: NC State vs. UConn: (Uncasville)
  • Dec. 5: Alabama A&M at Ohio State
  • Dec. 5: James Madison at Maryland
  • Dec. 5: UT-Martin at Illinois
  • Dec. 5: Purdue-Fort Wayne at Notre Dame
  • Dec. 5: Ole Miss at Memphis
  • Dec. 6: Florida A&M at Nebraska
  • Dec. 6: DePaul at Iowa State
  • Dec. 8: Fordham at Saint John’s
  • Dec. 8: Tarleton State at Gonzaga
  • Dec. 9: Louisville at Wisconsin
  • Dec. 9: Michigan State at Virginia
  • Dec. 9: NC State at Michigan
  • Dec. 9: Robert Morris at West Virginia
  • Dec. 10: Southern at Gonzaga
  • Dec. 11: Saint John’s at UConn