Miami Hurricanes basketball game at North Carolina postponed

David Furones, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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The Miami Hurricanes’ men’s basketball game at North Carolina that was scheduled for Monday night was postponed, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced.

“The postponement follows a meeting of personnel from both schools, who mutually concluded the game could not move forward [Monday],” the ACC’s release said. “Both teams continue to adhere to the minimum outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

While not stated specifically as the reason for the postponement in the release, video of Tar Heels players partying without a mask or face covering, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, surfaced in the days following their Saturday win over rival Duke.

The 7 p.m. tip between Miami and UNC on Monday night was set to air nationally on ESPN before the postponement.

The Hurricanes (7-11, 3-10 ACC) were coming off an overtime loss to No. 16 Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon. Their next scheduled game is at Notre Dame on Sunday.

While Miami has dealt with several injuries this season, the team does not have any known positive coronavirus cases. UM had seven scholarship players available its last time out with guard Chris Lykes (ankle) and guard/forward Earl Timberlake (shoulder) still nursing injuries. The Hurricanes also have forward Sam Waardenburg and center Rodney Miller out for season and recently parted ways with freshman forward Matt Cross.

The Tar Heels (12-6, 7-4) had won seven of their previous nine after topping the Blue Devils, 91-87, on Saturday.