Ohio State's home game with Nebraska postponed due to COVID within Cornhuskers program

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Ohio State, which had a 22-day COVID-19 layoff in December, is now scheduled to go nine days between games.
Ohio State, which had a 22-day COVID-19 layoff in December, is now scheduled to go nine days between games.

Ohio State's Saturday's home men's basketball game with Nebraska has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Cornhuskers program.

According to a press release, Nebraska's active roster fell below the Big Ten threshold of seven players.

Both programs will work with the Big Ten to reschedule the game. Ohio State's next game is scheduled for Jan. 27 , when the Buckeyes play at Minnesota. The Golden Gophers had to postpone Tuesday night's game against Penn State due to COVID issues within their program.

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Nebraska most recently played Monday night at home against Purdue. Ohio State hosted IUPUI on Tuesday night after playing Penn State on Sunday and is now scheduled to go nine days in between games.

As of Thursday afternoon, Ohio State was unsure if it would be able to hastily schedule a makeup game for the weekend. The IUPUI game took the place of one of three games the Buckeyes lost, two of which were home games, during a 22-day COVID-19 layoff in December.

Ohio State's first game after the pause was at Nebraska, where Malaki Branham scored a career-high 35 points in an 87-79 overtime win at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Jan. 2. That game marked the start of an ongoing, six-game losing streak for the Cornhuskers

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This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State-Nebraska game postponed due to COVID-19