Florida’s men’s basketball team was set to open the 2020-21 season this week, however, due to Covid-19 issues within the program, that will not happen.
Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reports that Florida has paused all basketball activity and will not participate in the season opening event at Mohegan Sun. Florida was scheduled to face UMass-Lowell (Wednesday) and No. 4 Virginia (Friday) to open the season.
Florida has been paused due to COVID and is not expected to play at Mohegan Sun, source told @Stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 22, 2020
Florida’s next scheduled game comes December 2nd at Oklahoma.
Per the NCAA’s protocols, the program must pause all activities for at least a week.
Florida’s Twitter account confirmed th report shortly after the initial report:
— Florida Gators Men’s Basketball (@GatorsMBK) November 22, 2020