Ohio cancels game at Bowling Green, Bobcats still on track to play in MAC Tournament


ATHENS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Bobcats announced that its road game at Bowling Green on Friday has been canceled.

The cancelation will not have an impact on Ohio playing in the MAC Tournament next week, according to Michael Stephens who is the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations at OU.

Stephens added the game at BG was canceled after consultations between the two teams’ medical personnel. The MAC was not responsible for canceling the game.

Friday’s game against the Falcons was supposed to be OU’s last of the regular season.

OU did not have a game from Feb. 3 to Feb. 22 due to coronavirus cases and contact tracing. OU returned to action on Feb. 23 and played three games in five days before canceling Tuesday’s game at Kent State.

During the Ohio Bobcats Coaches Show with Jeff Boals on Wednesday, NBC4 digital sports reporter Justin Holbrock asked Boals whether the Bobcats would have enough players to play Friday and play in the MAC Tournament.

Boals said the Bobcats had one player test positive on Monday while two players were deemed close contact. Boals added the team conducted PCR tests to all players Wednesday. Those tests all came back negative, according to Stephens.

Stephens added the team will conduct daily testing starting Sunday through Wednesday, which is a requirement for every team playing in the MAC Tournament.

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