Michigan State basketball game vs. Indiana on Sunday postponed due to COVID-19 issues

Spartans received positive test Wednesday afternoon

Members of the Michigan State Spartans and the Purdue Boilermakers at center court before the start of the game at Breslin Center on January 08, 2021 in East Lansing, Michigan.
Members of the Michigan State Spartans and the Purdue Boilermakers at center court before the start of the game at Breslin Center on January 08, 2021 in East Lansing, Michigan. (2021 Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, Mich.Michigan State basketball‘s game against Indiana on Sunday has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 issues within the program.

This is the second MSU game to be postponed this week. The Spartans did not travel to Iowa on Thursday as originally scheduled because a test came back positive Wednesday afternoon, according to the university.

Now, Indiana has announced it will not travel to East Lansing due to the same COVID-19 issues at Michigan State.

The teams will work with the Big Ten to reschedule for later in the season, Indiana announced.

READ: Here’s the full Michigan State basketball schedule for the 2020-2021 season

“I’m really disappointed, but it just goes to prove that this can affect anyone,” head coach Tom Izzo said after the Iowa game was postponed. “I feel so comfortable that me, my son and my players did everything possible and followed every protocol as best we could. I’m really, really impressed with the way they have conducted themselves. This virus does not discriminate and I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to wear a mask, wash your hands and follow protocols.”

Izzo tested positive for COVID-19 in early November before the start of the season.

It’s unclear if any additional games will be affected. The Spartans aren’t scheduled to take the court again until Jan. 23 against No. 14 Illinois.

Michigan State is currently 8-4 this season, but has started Big Ten play with four losses in six games.


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