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Wisconsin men's basketball game against Nebraska moved to Thursday

The Badgers will now play the Cornhuskers on Thursday with a 4 p.m. tip instead of Tuesday's 8 p.m. start.

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The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team's game against Nebraska originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 25, has been moved to Thursday, Jan. 27.

The Badgers will now play the Cornhuskers on Thursday with a 4 p.m. tip instead of Tuesday's 8 p.m. start.

Nebraska had to cancel its game Saturday, Jan. 22, against Ohio State due to COVID-19 issues within the program that were first reported Thursday, Jan. 20. According to a press release, the number of players available on Nebraska's roster fell below the Big Ten threshold of seven.

The Big Ten decided games must be played if seven scholarship players and at least one coach are available, otherwise the game would be considered a forfeit.

Tuesday would have been five days from the discovery of the COVID-19 issues. Five days is the minimum isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19, according to the CDC. If a person is asymptomatic following the isolation period, the CDC recommends wearing a mask for an additional five days.


The switch to Thursday gives the Cornhuskers more time for players to get healthy and test negative before they play the Badgers.

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