Michigan-Penn State rescheduled for Jan. 27

Friday, January 22, 2021 - 3:06pm

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The Michigan men’s basketball team will play against Penn State in Happy Valley on Wednesday, Jan. 27, after the two teams’ previous matchup was postponed due to COVID-19 cases within the Nittany Lions program, Michigan announced in a release to reporters on Friday.

“In conjunction with the Big Ten and Penn State, the University of Michigan men’s basketball program announced today, it will use its scheduled midweek bye to reschedule its game at Penn State for Wednesday, Jan. 27,” a team spokesperson said in the release. “Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. with a B1G Network broadcast.”

The Wolverines will make their game up as part of the Big Ten’s midweek bye-system instituted this season to prepare for potential cancellations. Penn State, who was originally slated to play Wisconsin on Wednesday, will now instead play the Badgers on Saturday. Michigan will play Indiana on Saturday as scheduled, and is now on track to play a 20-game Big Ten season.

The two teams previously played on Dec. 13, when freshman center Hunter Dickinson scored 20 points in the first start of his career and scored a go-ahead field goal with 1:21 left in the second half.


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