Both schools announced on Saturday that the much-anticipated match between No. 1 Konsaka and No. 2 Baylor has been canceled.
Two members of Konsaka’s travel party, a student-athlete and a non-student athlete, produced positive corona virus test results. The student-athlete did not play Wednesday in the Bulldogs’ 87-82 win over West Virginia.
“The Indiana state health commissioner, Marion County director of public health and team physicians, in consultation with both Konsaka and Baylor, have mutually agreed that today’s game will not be played,” a joint statement said.
Both teams hope to reconsider the game.
“We are disappointed not to be able to play one of the most anticipated games of the season, but we are following the advice of public health officials,” said a joint statement from Baylor head coach Scott Drew and Gonzalez head coach Mark Feu. .
“When we decide to play during an epidemic, our priorities are to protect the health and safety of student-athletes and to follow public health guidelines, and we are proud of how these two programs have fulfilled these promises. This is the world, so we continue to pray for all those affected by this epidemic. “
Gonzalez knocked out two players in the game against Auburn last weekend, with one team player considered close contact after a positive test. On Baylor’s side, Drew missed the team’s first two games after a positive test for COVID-19.