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REPORT: Arizona men’s hoops season opener postponed after positive COVID-19 test within NAU program

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Similar to a lot of collegiate programs in the country, Arizona men’s basketball will have to wait a little longer to start its season. Wednesday’s season opener against NAU, originally scheduled for Nov. 25, was postponed on Monday, Nov. 23, after a positive COVID-19 test was found within the Lumberjacks basketball program, according to Jeff Goodman of Stadium Basketball Insider.



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It is unknown if this game will be rescheduled at some point. The Wildcats will now begin its 2020-21 season against Grambling State University on Friday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m. MST. 

This story will be updated with more information as it is released.


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