Following their win over Washington, No. 8 Arizona Basketball will have to shuffle to find a new opponent as the ASU game on Saturday is postponed.
We are already two months into the season and Arizona Basketball has played in just two conference games so far. And fresh off their win over Washington after nearly a two-week break, the Wildcats likely face another long break before returning to action.
Making news on Monday evening, it was officially announced that their game that was scheduled for Saturday against ASU has now been postponed.
The Sun Devils are currently dealing with health and safety protocols within their program, and are also fresh off a loss to Cal on Sunday.
So despite ASU playing just two days ago, both schools will now have to work to reschedule that game.
For the Wildcats, this is now the fourth game that has had to be postponed due to COVID issues within the opponent’s program, as Arizona has had games against Washington, UCLA, USC, and now ASU postponed.
As it stands, Arizona’s next game isn’t scheduled for January 13 against Colorado, which gives the Wildcats another substantial break before returning to action.
And with their ASU game postponed, No. 8 Arizona Basketball has an opportunity to possibly squeeze in a game or two before taking on Colorado.
We’re getting later and later into the season, which means opportunities are becoming less for the Wildcats to squeeze in those rescheduled games without having to play multiple games in a short timeframe.
The Pac-12 has already updated its COVID-19 protocols which includes a shortened quarantine timeframe based on recent CDC changes. However, the conference still needs to address the postponement issues, as the squeezed in games over the next month or so also isn’t a safe option for players either.
Here’s to hoping the Pac-12 can find better resolutions moving forward because right now, it feels like Arizona is being punished by the carelessness of other programs.