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Tennessee Basketball Schedule (Slightly) Changed After Positive COVID Test

Feb 10, 2021; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes during the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee basketball will undergo a slight schedule change for its upcoming game against South Carolina, although not by much.

According to the Tennessee Basketball Twitter account, Tuesday night’s SEC East matchup at home is being moved to Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. ET.

Additionally, the game was originally supposed to be played in Knoxville on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

According to the tweet, “ticket holders should expect to use their original ticket for the South Carolina game”.

The postponement of the game by one day is due to “a positive COVID-19 test among Tennessee’s Tier 1 personnel” according to the Tennessee press release sent out Monday night.

As listed by the NCAA, tier 1 includes “student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials”, although the Tennessee individual was not identified in the release.

The official Tennessee press release reads as follows:

The Tennessee men’s basketball team’s home game against South Carolina, originally scheduled for Tuesday night, has been rescheduled for Wednesday due to a positive COVID-19 test among Tennessee’s Tier 1 personnel. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

Ticket holders will receive additional information via email and should expect to use their original ticket for the South Carolina game. Digital tickets will need to be reloaded onto the ticket holder’s digital wallet.

The test that returned as positive was administered Sunday during routine COVID-19 surveillance testing, which is conducted three times per week in accordance with NCAA and SEC guidelines.

The SEC’s COVID-19 management requirements, as developed by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, are available on (PDF).”

The full Tennessee press release can be found HERE.


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