UB's basketball games against Gannon University canceled

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Posted at 11:27 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 23:27:41-05

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo basketball teams will have to wait a little longer to get back on the court and play someone else.

Both teams were set to play their first games of the season, the women in an exhibition and the men in their season opener, but both of those Wednesday games have been canceled due to positive COVID-19 test results and contact tracing within Gannon's team personnel.

In a statement from UB, officials said, "the well-being of student-athletes and staff remains the primary concern for everyone in our community. The Department of Athletics and the University will continue to follow all guidelines and safety protocols provided by the NCAA, Mid-American Conference and Erie County Health Department officials".

The men are now set to open the season next week at the Mohegan Sun Bubbleville games. The women will open the season next Monday at James Madison.