Badgers men’s basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

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

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Maryland men’s basketball tries to plan around schedule uncertainty

Before the season began, Coach Mark Turgeon knew his program needed to have both a schedule and a list of schools he could call if it needed to find a game on short notice. That’s how all teams are operating, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing abrupt cancellations when positive tests emerge in programs. At Maryland, Mark Bialkoski, director of basketball operations, tries to plan around the uncertainty — communicating with other programs and embracing flexibility.

After Monmouth canceled, Maryland scheduled Towson to play on the same date. But the day before the matchup, Towson had to cancel, too. Turgeon said his staff talked to around 15 or 20 schools, looking for a new opponent. The Terps landed on a road game against James Madison this Saturday.

On Wednesday, George Mason canceled its Friday game at Maryland after a person in the Patriots’ program tested positive for the virus. This time,

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Cherie Pridham becomes first female directeur sportif in men’s WorldTour with Israel Start-Up Nation

Cherie Pridham

Cherie Pridham will become the first female sport director in the men’s WorldTour when she joins Israel Start-Up Nation next season.

A former pro herself with a 15-year career, Pridham established herself as a leading director and manager at the UK team Raleigh. She went on to become the owner of the team but her new role will see her direct some of the most successful male riders in the world, including Chris Froome, Michael Woods, and Dan Martin.

“I feel truly proud and privileged to be the first woman to serve as a sports director at the WorldTour level, joining one of the best teams in the world and being entrusted with great and legendary riders,” said Pridham.

“So, for me, I want to get it right because when I do, I know that it will inspire others to take the same journey and that really does

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Tipoff time set for Nebraska basketball’s Christmas Day game against Michigan | Men’s Basketball

The Nebraska basketball team with play its Christmas game long after all of Santa’s presents have been opened.

The Huskers tip off against Michigan at 5 p.m. on Christmas, according to schedule news released by the Big Ten. The game will be televised on Big Ten Network as part of a Christmas package of league games.

Michigan represents the second game of Nebraska’s 20-game Big Ten schedule, and the first Big Ten home game. It is unlikely, though not yet known for sure, whether the game will have fans inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Dec. 30 game at Ohio State will tip off at 5:30 p.m. and air on BTN. Nebraska will play at least 18 games on BTN — including 12 in a row — and currently has one game, against Wisconsin, scheduled for ESPN2 or ESPNU.

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UW men’s basketball remains winless after 76-62 loss to Utah in Pac-12 opener

Quade Green curled around screens for teardrop layups and stepped outside for deep three-pointers to lead the Washington men’s basketball team in scoring for a second straight outing. But again, it wasn’t enough.

The senior point guard finished with a career-high tying 21 points and represented the only bright spot in yet another dismal performance for the Huskies, who lost 76-62 at Utah in their Pac-12 opener on Thursday.

Green has led the Huskies in scoring twice this season and has proven he can score, but the Huskies need more offensive options.

Unlike their first two outings, the Huskies displayed the fight and effort that coach Mike Hopkins said was missing early in the season.

Washington received 13 points and 12 rebounds from Nate Roberts while Hameir Wright tallied 10 rebounds and 7-foot-4 center Riley Sorn came off the bench to give UW a spark

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Tyler Wahl version 2.0 has provides a big boost for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

Morning, a Wisconsin native who played football at UW-Stout, always has had a soft spot for Wahl because he’s a Badgers fan. But Wahl’s work ethic also made an immediate impression on his instructor.

“He’s got that mindset that I’m going to do whatever I can to be better,” Morning said. “He’s just different in a great way.”

Wahl wanted to get bigger and stronger, but Morning’s program went beyond that. They worked on improving Wahl’s explosiveness and ability to change direction efficiently.

When Morning tuned in for the first couple games this season, it wasn’t hard to notice that Wahl had more pop in his steps and jumps. “It’s awesome to see,” Morning said.

Wahl was listed at 214 pounds as a freshman, but he was down to around 200 by the end of the season. One of the first priorities was to get some weight back on him,

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Syracuse-Niagara men’s basketball game is still on after leak in Carrier Dome roof forced SU women to move

Syracuse, N.Y. ― The Syracuse men’s basketball game against Niagara tonight is still on despite a leak in the Carrier Dome’s roof that forced the SU women’s team to move its game Wednesday.

The Syracuse women’s team was set to play Division II Lincoln on Wednesday, but game officials spotted water in one area of the court.

After a 45-minute delay, the game was moved to the Carmelo K. Anthony Center and played as a scrimmage.

The SU athletic department issued a statement Wednesday night that indicated the roof was still being sealed but that the Orange’s game against Niagara on Thursday would be played as scheduled.

On Thursday morning, Pete Moore, SU’s director of athletic communications, confirmed that the SU-Niagara was still on. The game is set to start at 8 p.m. and will be televised on YES.

Wednesday was at least the second instance of water leaking through

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Eugene Omoruyi erupts for career-high 31 points, 11 rebounds but Oregon men’s basketball drops season opener to Missouri

In its first game in 271 days, Oregon was led by a player who waited even longer to return to the court.

Eugene Omoruyi, a redshirt-senior who sat out last season after transferring from Rutgers, scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 rebounds for the No. 21 Ducks in a 83-75 season-opening loss to Missouri Wednesday night at the the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb.

It was a performance 631 days in the making for Omuruyi, who averaged 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in 2018-19 for the Scarlet Knights and last played in a college basketball game in the Big Ten Tournament on March 13, 2019.

Omuruyi opened his UO tenure with his eighth career double-double, but it wasn’t enough to win as only Chris Duarte (22 points) and Eric Williams Jr. (13 points, nine rebounds) were the only other Ducks in double-figures.

Xavier Pinson scored 22 points

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ORU men’s basketball: Golden Eagles fall 85-80 at Wichita State | ORU Sports Extra

Tyson Etienne had a career-high 26 points as Wichita State narrowly defeated Oral Roberts 85-80 Wednesday night at Wichita, Kansas.

Alterique Gilbert had 18 points for Wichita State (1-0). Morris Udeze added 10 points and three blocks. Clarence Jackson had eight rebounds.

Max Abmas scored a career-high 28 points to go with eight assists and six rebounds for the Golden Eagles (1-2). Kevin Obanor added 27 points and seven rebounds. Kareem Thompson had seven points and eight rebounds.

ORU led by as many as five points in the first half, the last time at 29-24 after a pair of free throws by RJ Glasper with 6:58 left before halftime. The Shockers rallied to take a 38-36 halftime lead, with neither team scoring over the final 2:45.

Obanor hit two early 3s in the second half, helping the Golden Eagles take a four-point lead. ORU’s lead reached nine points at 61-52

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Nebraska basketball’s Derrick Walker has suspension reduced | Men’s Basketball

Nebraska forward Derrick Walker had his 16-game NCAA suspension reduced to 14 games because of the COVID-shortened season.

Coach Fred Hoiberg announced the reduction on his radio show Wednesday. Walker can return to the court by mid-January, Hoiberg said.

Nebraska is scheduled to play Maryland in its 15th game of the year.

Meet the 2020-21 Nebraska men’s basketball team

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