The only marquee home game on the non-conference portion of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule is in jeopardy of being wiped out.
Louisville is supposed to come to the Kohl Center on Wednesday night for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Badgers, but the Cardinals canceled their home game against North Carolina-Greensboro scheduled for Friday due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.
According to a news release from Louisville on Thursday night, Louisville “has paused all team-related activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program. …
“The pause in activities follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ “Tier 1” individuals, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, team managers and staff. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”
While the game against UNC-Greensboro has been canceled, “there has been no determination on how the pause in activities will affect future games.”
Louisville is off to a 4-0 start with victories over Evansville, Seton Hall, Prairie View A&M and Western Kentucky. All of those games are part of the Wade Houston Classic hosted by the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center.