With Arizona Basketball having some time off until their next game, they will have to wait a bit longer as the UCLA and USC games have been postponed.
The 2021-22 Arizona Basketball is rolling right along, and just as the Wildcats are a couple of days removed from their disappointing loss to No. 19 Tennessee, they were looking for a quick bounce back as they had marquee games against No. 5 UCLA (Dec. 30) and No. 8 USC (Jan. 2) looming.
Well, now it looks like they will have to wait a bit longer as their upcoming games against the Bruins and the Trojans have been postponed.
Making news on Friday afternoon was the announcement of the postponements as UCLA and USC continue to battle ongoing COVID-19 issues within their respective programs.
Both games will be rescheduled for a later date as per the Pac-12’s updated COVID cancellation policy. Now, if either team cannot make up those games, they will then be declared no contests.
Following their tough loss to No. 19 Tennessee on Wednesday, Arizona Basketball will not return to action until they play ASU on January 8.
Longer breaks for student-athletes are great, especially around the holidays, but for Arizona Basketball, the Wildcats will now have 17 days off between games, assuming no other games get scheduled. However, the break could also be challenging for several reasons.
Granted, the fresh legs could help, but that kind of time off can throw off the team’s rhythm, and for an Arizona team that has been rolling to start the year, you hope that the break does not hurt the Wildcats here.
With these recent postponements, these will be the second and third games that Arizona has had postponed. As you may recall, Washington postponed their game against Arizona that was initially scheduled for December 2, which is now set for January 24 in Tucson.
Either way, here is to hoping those games will soon be rescheduled!