UCLA basketball teams won’t be returning to the court anytime soon.
The men’s basketball team had a non-conference game on Wednesday against Cal Poly that was canceled on Saturday due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins program.
It was the third consecutive event for the fourth-placed Bruins to be canceled after games at the Paulie Pavilion in Las Vegas on Saturday and North Carolina with Alabama State on Wednesday.
The game will not be rescheduled with Cal Poly.
“UCLA’s team-related activities have been halted, and the status of future games remains to be determined,” a UCLA spokesperson said in a release.
The women’s basketball team, which had to cancel Thursday’s game against Texas Southern due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins program, announced that home games against Ohio State Sunday and Cal State Bakersfield will also not be played on Tuesday.
The next game on the men’s schedule naturally thrown into question is the Pac-12 game against No. 8 Arizona on December 30 at Paule Pavilion.
The women’s team has a game with USC that is scheduled for December 28 at the Paulie Pavilion.
COVID-19 related issues have led to the closure of college basketball events across the country. Ohio State, which was to face Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic, was canceled due to positive COVID-19 results within the No. 15-ranked Buckeyes program. Seton Hall canceled their games against Iona and St. John’s.
It is part of a growing wave of COVID-19-related game cancellations and postponements as the pandemic rages again this winter. As of Friday afternoon, at least 20 men’s basketball games and 36 women’s basketball games this season had been canceled or postponed, according to the Associated Press.