The men’s college basketball season is finishing its first week following a wobbly start due to concerns and issues related to the coronavirus.
As expected, scheduling issues will be a theme in the early stretch, as several Top 25 teams have been forced to postpone or reschedule games due to positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and quarantining. The NCAA tournament selection committee will have perhaps its most challenging assessment ever as a result of this season’s scattered schedules and potentially unbalanced schedules.
Nevertheless, college basketball is back.
Here’s a look at four big-name teams that have struggled through a tough first week.
Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks with guard Terrence Clarke (5) in the second half against the Richmond Spiders at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. (Photo: Jordan Prather, USA TODAY Sports)
The Wildcats (1-2) lost