East Tennessee State’s men’s basketball game at VMI, scheduled for Wednesday night, has been canceled because of positive COVID-19 tests in the VMI program.
VMI’s game Monday night at Furman was also canceled.
That leaves ETSU with only one more game — Saturday at home against first-place UNC Greensboro — before the Southern Conference tournament, scheduled for March 5-8 in Asheville, North Carolina. The Bucs are in fifth place in the SoCon at 8-6. That’s a game behind Chattanooga, which holds the tiebreaker over ETSU thanks to a season sweep.
ETSU will have had three games lost to COVID-19 — two against next-to-last place Samford and the VMI game.
The Bucs were 6-1 at the start of February before losing five of their last seven games, including two last week to Chattanooga and Mercer.
VMI, the surprise of the conference, is 7-7.