Mizzou pauses hoops activities, postpones Saturday’s game vs. LSU

Jeremiah Tilmon and the Tigers won't play Saturday while dealing with COVID-19 protocols.
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The Missouri Tigers‘ best basketball season in years has been put on hold, courtesy of COVID-19.

All team activities for the No. 13 Tigers (7-1) have been paused as a result of a positive test and subsequent contact tracing within the Mizzou program, the school announced Friday.

Saturday’s home game against LSU has been postponed. A decision on next week’s games against Vanderbilt (Jan. 12) and at Texas A&M (Jan. 16) has not been made.

“This continues to be a challenging time across the college basketball landscape, and it is important that we prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes, first and foremost,” coach Cuonzo Martin said. “In laying out the schedule, the SEC has allowed for a week at the end of the season for the possibility that games would be canceled, and we look forward to hosting LSU at a later date. Once we can return to competition safely, we will do so.”