College basketball schedule 2020-21: Villanova vs. Virginia at Madison Square Garden is postponed

College basketball schedule 2020-21: Villanova vs. Virginia at Madison Square Garden is postponed

A look at the notable games affected by cancellations related to the pandemic

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A huge Saturday night matchup has been called off. No. 17 Virginia is incapable of traveling to play No. 7 Villanova at Madison Square Garden this weekend, sources told CBS Sports, and so while the matchup is off, there is an effort ongoing to get Villanova a replacement opponent. 

As of Tuesday evening, it’s not yet determined if the venue would change for Villanova, but it’s believed that MSG is still the desired stage and that a high-profile opponent is the preference. Villanova is actively seeking a replacement. 

Virginia’s next game currently scheduled is Dec. 22 at home against William & Mary. We will update this with more information if or when Villanova can find a replacement. 

Louisville’s ACC opener vs. NC State scheduled for Wednesday at the KFC Yum! Center has been postponed due to continued coronavirus protocols within Louisville’s program. The Cardinals are 4-0 but have not played a game since Dec. 1. NC State, meanwhile, is out of quarantine and back at practice after it had its own pause earlier this month. 

Alabama’s home game Saturday against No. 6 Houston has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing in the Cougars program. The Crimson Tide quickly arranged a game vs. Western Kentucky for Saturday at 2 p.m.

Also, South Carolina was scheduled to play host to No. 24 Clemson on Saturday, but that game has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases in the Gamecocks’ program

In the Big East schedules are changing almost daily. Xavier, which started the season without a bump, playing seven games in the first two weeks, but remains on COVID pause. DePaul is on its third pause in a month’s time and just lost its latest scheduled games against Providence and Butler. 

  • Dec. 15: Tarleton State at Baylor

  • Dec. 15: Detroit at Kentucky
  • Dec. 15: Seton Hall at Xavier
  • Dec. 16: NC State at Louisville
  • Dec. 16: Northern Iowa at Wisconsin
  • Dec. 18: Xavier at DePaul 
  • Dec. 17: DePaul at Providence 
  • Dec. 19: Virginia vs. Villanova (at Madison Square Garden)
  • Dec. 19: Gardner-Webb at Duke


Previous notable postponements or cancellations

  • Nov. 25: UTSA at Oklahoma 
  • Nov. 25: Virginia vs. Maine (Uncasville, Connecticut)
  • Nov. 25: Central Arkansas at Ole MIss
  • Nov. 25: Gardner-Webb at Duke — rescheduled for Dec. 19, then canceled
  • 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
  • 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: Stanford at USC 

  • Dec. 13: SIU-Edwardsville at Northwestern
  • Dec. 13: Texas at Baylor
  • Dec. 13: William & Mary at Virginia 
  • Dec. 13: UConn at Georgetown

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