Richmond Times-Dispatch

Va. Tech-Temple game off

Owls back out after player tests positive for virus

- BY MARK BERMAN

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team’s game against Temple on Saturday night has been canceled.

Temple announced Thursday that its men’s basketball team is pausing activities and beginning a 14-day quarantine because one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19.

Temple was scheduled to play the Hokies at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticu­t.

It would have been Tech’s second game of the season and Temple’s first.

According to Tech, event organizers are seeking a replacemen­t opponent for Saturday out of the pool of schools already at the resort. It could be tough to find a foe on such short notice, though.

Event organizers were able to find replacemen­t opponents this week for Virginia’s games at the Mohegan Sun on Wednesday and Friday after UVa’s original foes had COVID-19 issues.

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