Minnesota vs. Illinois game postponed due to COVID originally appeared nbc sports chicago
Minnesota’s Illinois game scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols within the Gophers program.
The announcement was made Monday by the state of Minnesota, though it did not specify how many players were unable to play.The game at the State Farm Center has been postponed to February 20.
The Gophers (7-15, 1-11) had only eight scholarship players available for their final game, losing 81-46 to Maryland on Saturday. Dawson Garcia (ankle) has missed the last four games and Braden Carrington (leg) has missed the last six. Parker Fox and Isaiah his Inen will not play this season as he recovers from a knee injury.
Minnesota is set to host Iowa next Sunday. Illinois (16-7, 7-5) will face the No. 24 Rutgers on Saturday.