Tonight’s basketball game between the UCF Knights and the Memphis Tigers has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Knights’ program.
Tonight’s game with Memphis has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within our program. pic.twitter.com/BthalbV9jF— UCF Men’s Hoops (@UCF_MBB) January 5, 2021
This is the third game that has been scratched from UCF’s schedule this season, all home games. Just last week, the Knights’ matchup versus Tulane was postponed “due to COVID-19-related issues,” according to the American Athletic Conference. UCF’s scheduled home-opener on Nov. 28 against Oklahoma was postponed as a result of positive COVID-19 tests within the Sooners’ program.
UCF men’s basketball stated in an official release that information surrounding the possible rescheduling of this Memphis game “will be announced at a later date.”
Following the Knights’ loss at South Florida on Saturday, head coach Johnny Dawkins said he didn’t know when or if that conference game with the Green Wave would be rescheduled this season.
“I have no idea about the status of the Tulane game,” he said. “Like you guys (the media), I’m just kind of in a wait-and-see mode. I think that’s going to be handled by the league.”
UCF’s next game is now a road tilt at Tulsa (6-3 overall, 3-1 in conference). Tip-off time is set for Saturday at 2 p.m.