East Carolina was among six schools involved in the American Athletic Conference’s latest basketball scheduling maneuvers.
The league on Tuesday announced the postponement of three more games. This time not all of the schedule changes were pandemic-related.
Tulane’s contest with Southern Methodist, slated for tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 17) in Dallas, has been postponed due to a forecast for severe winter weather and power outages in the Dallas area.
The Temple-Memphis game, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21, in Memphis, has been postponed as a result of the continued suspension of basketball activities at Memphis in the wake of the detection last week of a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the program.
ECU’s visit to Wichita State, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21, has also been put on the backburner. The move reverses the AAC’s indication in a Tuesday news release that the game would be played and it marks the fourth straight postponement of an ECU game.
The Pirates’ most recent schedule disruptions began last week when a positive COVID test and subsequent contact tracing resulted in the quarantining of a number of individuals within the program.
Barring further schedule adjustments, ECU’s next matchup will be at Tulsa on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Rescheduling information for the ECU-Wichita State game, the Tulane-SMU contest and Temple-Memphis matchup is yet to be determined, the conference stated in its press release.