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Connecticut players wave to family and friends after an NCAA college basketball game against Providence at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Storrs, Conn. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

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The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Maryland scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cornhuskers’ program.

Nebraska announced a pause in its program on Monday because of at least one positive coronavirus test. The Huskers’ game against No. 14 Illinois on Wednesday also has been postponed.

The schools and Big Ten Conference are working on rescheduling the games.


Hours after announcing the postponement of Saturday's game against Villanova, No. 4 UConn says it also must reschedule Wednesday’s women’s basketball game against Seton Hall.

The Huskies say they are making the move as a precaution because of a coronavirus outbreak at Providence, a team the Huskies beat last weekend. The Villanova game was postponed because the Wildcats also are dealing with COVID-19 issues within their women’s basketball program.