The Wake Forest men’s basketball team has put all activities on pause due to “results from Wake Forest University men’s basketball’s most recent COVID testing and contact tracing.”
"Our top priority is the health and safety of our student-athletes, and given the significant increase in COVID-19 infections both in Forsyth County and throughout North Carolina, this is the right decision." - John Curriehttps://t.co/RlhwVfLG55— Wake Basketball (@WakeMBB) November 30, 2020
As a result, Wednesday’s game against the Troy Trojans scheduled to tip off at 4pm on ACC Network has been cancelled. You can read the full release here.
It has been a chaotic couple of weeks for Wake Forest sports, to say the least. This current setback comes after the football team has repeatedly cancelled games due to the coronavirus. The football team last played North Carolina on November 14th and will once again not be playing this weekend.
It is unclear how long the basketball team will be on pause. With the cancellation of the Troy game, the Deacs have just 1 more non-conference game—Presbyterian on Dec. 13th—on the schedule before playing the Virginia Cavaliers on December 16th (they also have VMI after the UVA game). Based on what is happening with the football team, I honestly believe there is a good chance the Deacs won’t play again until facing the Cavs.
Complications like this were to be expected this season with the global pandemic, so the most important thing now is that the team stays healthy.