An outbreak of COVID-19 has affected Northwestern’s men’s basketball team, prompting the university to jointly postpone Wednesday’s game against Iowa.

wildcats, who are currently 12-5, announced the postponement Tuesday, citing «COVID-19 health and safety protocols within the Northwestern program.»

Northwestern Wildcats head coach Chris Collins speaks to his team during a timeout during the Michigan Wolverines versus Northwestern Wildcats game on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
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«Northwest and Iowa, together with the big Ten Conference, will work together to identify potential rescheduling dates,» the statement continued.

Iowa players celebrate on the court after winning a college basketball game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 15, 2023 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA

Iowa players celebrate on the court after winning a college basketball game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 15, 2023 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
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But according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, the Wildcats only had six players available.

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No rescheduled date has been set. According to HawkCentral, the game may be «rescheduled or declared non-competitive or forfeited» under the league’s COVID-19 forfeiture policy beginning in December 2021.

Northwestern Wildcats head basketball coach Chris Collins watches a play during the second half of a college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on January 15, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Michigan Wolverines won the game 85-78 over the Northwestern Wildcats.

Northwestern Wildcats head basketball coach Chris Collins watches a play during the second half of a college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on January 15, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines won the game 85-78 over the Northwestern Wildcats.
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Northwestern is on a two-game losing streak after being blown out by Michigan, 85-78, on Sunday. The team is scheduled to play Wisconsin on Saturday.

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