Well, hope you all wanted a break from Michigan State basketball.
Less than 24 hours after the postponement of the Thursday night’s MSU-Iowa clash, it has come out that Sunday’s showdown between MSU and Indiana will also be postponed, per multiple reports.
Can confirm via a source that Sunday's game between Michigan State and Indiana has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. @GoodmanHoops was first to report.— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) January 14, 2021
Tom Izzo reported early Wednesday that Mady Sissoko and Steven Izzo both tested positive for COVID-19. It was then reported late Wednesday that a third unnamed Spartan also tested positive, thus the postponement of Thursday night’s game.
There will be plans to reschedule both games, although that will prove to be a challenge with lack of windows of open slots that match up for all teams involved. Perhaps the first week of March could work for Indiana versus MSU as both teams have roughly a week-long gap in games then.
Big Ten rules state that positive-testing players must sit out 17 days starting when they test positive. Izzo also said both initial players tested positive four days prior to the announcement, meaning MSU’s game at Rutgers on Jan. 28 is the earliest those particualr players can come back.
MSU sits at 2-4 on the Big Ten season and 8-4 overall. The next scheduled game is not until next Saturday, Jan. 23 when Illinois comes to East Lansing.