Two Arkansas basketball teams get the chance to face off at the end of November in the Justin Reed Ole Miss Classic.
Scheduled for Nov. 25-27, the basketball classic would have featured Arkansas State University and the University of Central Arkansas, along with the University of Mississippi and Jackson State. However, Ole Miss has reported positive COVID-19 tests and contract tracing within its basketball program.
Due to the positive test results, the classic has been canceled.
A-State officials are reportedly attempting to reschedule the games with UCA and Jackson State. In a news release, UCA announced that it will attempt to schedule a game or games this week to fill the void caused by the cancellation.
“This is obviously disappointing, but the safety of our student-athletes is paramount,” said A-State head coach Mike Balado said in a statement. “We are hopeful we can get games rescheduled with Jackson State and Central Arkansas, but we will keep the safety of our student-athletes at the forefront of any decision.”