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February 3, 2023

Northwestern-Iowa men’s basketball game postponed due to COVID-19 infections – Fox News

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An outbreak of COVID-19 has plagued Northwestern’s men’s basketball team prompting the university to jointly postpone Wednesday’s game against Iowa. 

The Wildcats, who are currently 12-5, announced the postponement on Tuesday, citing “COVID-19 health and safety protocols within the Northwestern program.”

Northwestern Wildcats head coach Chris Collins talks to his team during a timeout during the Michigan Wolverines versus the Northwestern Wildcats game on Sunday January 15, 2023 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI.  (Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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“Northwestern and Iowa, along with the Big Ten Conference, will work together to identify possible rescheduling dates,” the statement continued. 

Iowa players celebrate on the court after winning a college basketball game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 15, 2023, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA 

Iowa players celebrate on the court after winning a college basketball game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 15, 2023, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA  (Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

But according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, the Wildcats were down to just six available players.  

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A rescheduled date has not been set. According to HawkCentral, the game may be “rescheduled, or declared a no-contest or a forfeiture” per the league’s COVID-19 forfeiture policy from December 2021.   

Head Basketball Coach Chris Collins of the Northwestern Wildcats watches a play during the second half of a college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on January 15, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines won the game 85-78 over the Northwestern Wildcats. 

Head Basketball Coach Chris Collins of the Northwestern Wildcats watches a play during the second half of a college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on January 15, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines won the game 85-78 over the Northwestern Wildcats.  (Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images)

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Northwestern is on a two-game losing streak after being defeated by Michigan, 85-78, on Sunday. The team is scheduled to next play Wisconsin on Saturday.