Michigan basketball vs. Illinois postponed

Orion Sang
| Detroit Free Press

Michigan basketball‘s home game against Illinois on Feb. 11 has been postponed, a source within the program told the Free Press on Thursday night. 

The Wolverines are in the second week of their two-week pause mandated by the athletic department, which shut down all athletic activities following an outbreak of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant. The shutdown was a recommendation from the state health department and is scheduled to come to an end this Sunday. During the pause, Michigan could neither play games nor practice or workout in the team facilities. 

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The Wolverines had four games postponed during the two-week pause: at Penn State, Indiana, at Northwestern and Michigan State. The Illinois game will be the fifth game postponed as a result of the two-week pause, with uncertainty surrounding Feb. 14’s visit to Wisconsin. Michigan’s next home game is scheduled to be against Rutgers on Feb. 18. 

The news was first reported by The Wolverine. 

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