Shocker basketball game postponed, replacement opponent announced

Shocker basketball game postponed, replaced
Photo credit Bryan Holmgren (Shocker Athletics)
By KNSS Radio

On Monday the American Athletic Conference announced that the men’s basketball game between East Carolina and Wichita State, scheduled for Dec. 30 in Wichita, has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases and the ensuing contact tracing of student-athletes at ECU. 

The WSU-ECU game will be rescheduled at the first opportunity when both teams are available prior to Feb. 21, which is the date of the second scheduled game between the Pirates and Shockers in Greenville, N.C. Should an opportunity not arise before Feb. 21, the teams will play on back-to-back days Sunday and Monday, Feb. 21-22, in Wichita. 

Wichita State has chosen Newman University as a replacement non-conference opponent for Wednesday night. The addition gives WSU 26 regular season games (one short of the NCAA maximum). Newman, 2-4 so far this season, will treat the contest as an exhibition. 

Sedgwick County has granted permission for 15 percent arena capacity (1,575 fans) – up from 10 percent on Dec. 18.