Utah-Arizona State men’s basketball game postponed second time due to Sun Devils’ COVID-19 issues

The University of Utah men’s basketball team now has two games to make up, both of which are against Arizona State.



a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley talks to the team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)


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Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley talks to the team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

With Tuesday’s Utah-Arizona State matchup in Tempe already postponed for a second time, Sunday’s matinee at the Huntsman Center was postponed on Tuesday evening, the byproduct of ongoing COVID-19 troubles within the Sun Devils program.

The regular-season calendar is starting to get short, so there is no guarantee the two games get made up. Arizona State now has a league-high six games that need to be made up. The window to get games made up is essentially March 1-6, with the Pac-12 Tournament slated to begin March 10 in Las Vegas.

Utah (7-7, 4-6 Pac-12), which once was buried with a lot of games in a small window, now has some time on its hands. The Utes will host Arizona on Thursday (5 p.m., Fox Sports 1), and is then off until Feb. 11 when it travels to Berkeley to face Cal in the front end of the Pac-12′s Bay Area swing.

The Utes will then play Feb. 13 at Stanford, which is squarely on the NCAA Tournament after falling to league-title contender USC on Tuesday night in Palo Alto.

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