Penn State-Wisconsin Hoops Matchup Postponed

By Matthew Filipovits on January 2, 2021 at 6:17 pm
Dec 23, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Sam Sessoms (3) drives the ball to the basket as Illinois Fighting Illini guard Trent Frazier (1) defends during the second half at Bryce Jordan Center. Illinois defeated Penn State 98-81. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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The Penn State-Wisconsin basketball game scheduled to be played on Sunday, January 3 has been postponed. While no official reason was given for the postponement, Penn State athletics released the following statement:

"The Penn State-Wisconsin men's basketball game scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. The universities mutually agreed to the postponement out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staff. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options."

The Nittany Lions have lost three straight games to open Big Ten play, leaving them with a 3-4 record on the young season. Wisconsin on the other hand has been one of the best teams in the country, sitting at 9-2 and currently occupying the No. 6 spot in the AP Poll.

The Nittany Lions are set to be back on the court on Wednesday when they'll take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus.