CU Buffs men’s basketball postpones Pac-12 opener at Arizona due to COVID-19

The Colorado men’s basketball program will not play in the Pac-12 opener in Arizona on Wednesday due to a spread of the coronavirus among CU players, the school and conference announced Tuesday.

The Buffs (2-0) faced the Wildcats (1-0) in Tempe, Arizona. However, CU does not have the required minimum number of stock market players. The school did not specify the total number of positive tests or those in quarantine for contact tracking. CU has paused all team activities, and it is currently unclear whether the Buffs will receive Washington State on Saturday as scheduled.

“The status of other upcoming games is contingent upon contact tracking and subsequent testing of team members and basketball staff this week,” CU athletic director Rick George said in a statement. “As we have done since the start of the pandemic, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our student athletes, staff, campus and community throughout our navigation this season. We will continue to test our student athletes on a daily basis to ensure positive cases are identified early and isolated quickly, in addition to following the guidelines set by state, local and campus public health officials. ”

The Pac-12 said it will work with CU and Arizona to “try to find a mutually acceptable date to reschedule the game.”

This story is being updated.