LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky men's basketball program has halted all activities for 48 hours following due to positive COVID-19 testing and contact tracing within the program.
UK's pause will result in the cancellation of Saturday's game against Texas, whose head coach Shaka Smart announced he tested positive for COVID-19 Jan. 25.
"Our game vs. @TexasMBB set for tomorrow has been canceled," the team announced on Twitter. "The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff remains our No. 1 priority."
This is the first cancellation of the season for UK. Previously scheduled games against Detroit Mercy and South Carolina were postponed due to COVID-19 protocols in those programs, though make-up dates have not been announced.
Kentucky is scheduled to play No. 12 Missouri Tuesday, Feb. 2.