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Wichita State game against ECU postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases

Charles Koch Arena on the campus of Wichita State University
Charles Koch Arena on the campus of Wichita State University(KWCH)
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 11:37 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita State University men’s basketball team will have to wait until after the New Year to shoot for a 3-0 start in the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

The AAC on Monday (Dec. 28) announced that Wednesday’s game scheduled in Wichita between the Shockers and East Carolina is postponed “due to positive COVID-19 cases and the ensuing contact tracing of student-athletes at East Carolina.”

The conference said the game will be rescheduled at the first chance when both teams are available before Feb. 21. That’s when the second scheduled game between the Shockers and Pirates was scheduled, this one in Greenville, N.C.

“Should an opportunity not arise before Feb. 21, the teams will play on back-to-back days Sunday and Monday, Feb. 21-22, in Wichita,” a news release from the AAC said.

Newman University, which plays at the NCAA DII level, will make the short trip to play the Shockers in ECU’s place on Wednesday.

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