Scheduling musical chairs in college basketball continued Thursday, when issues in the University of Missouri program prompted the Tigers to postpone their Saturday home game, leading LSU to change its plans and visit Ole Miss instead.
Earlier in the week, Ole Miss had its Saturday game against South Carolina postponed, and when No. 13 Missouri reported its COVID-19 issues, the Southeastern Conference wasted little time in announcing that LSU (7-2, 2-1) would simply change its travel plans to face the Rebels (6-3, 1-1).
Missouri (7-2, 1-2 SEC) announced it has paused all team activities as a result of COVID-19 protocols. Yet, while Saturday night's game will be rescheduled for a later date, Missouri's home contest versus Vanderbilt on Tuesday and game at Texas A&M on Sept. 16 remain on the slate.
"This continues to be a challenging time across the college basketball landscape, and it is important that we prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes first and foremost," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said. "In laying out the schedule, the SEC has allowed for a week at the end of the season for the possibility that games would be canceled, and we look forward to hosting LSU at a later date. Once we can return to competition safely, we will do so."
--Field Level Media