No. 1 Gonzaga’s subsequent 4 scheduled video games will not be performed as scheduled because of the workforce’s COVID-19 points because the Bulldogs will pause competitors by way of Dec. 14, in response to an announcement from this system on Sunday. The announcement got here the day after Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor got here to a mutual settlement to cancel their scheduled No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown.
A Gonzaga participant and one other member of its touring occasion for the Baylor sport examined optimistic for COVID-19, forcing the sport to be referred to as off. Although Gonzaga and Baylor are anticipated to try to reschedule their highly-anticipated sport, it is unclear whether or not the Bulldogs will try to reschedule any of the 4 video games that might be impacted over the approaching days.
Gonzaga was scheduled to host Tarleton State on Tuesday, Southern College on Thursday, Northern Arizona on Saturday an Idaho subsequent Monday. After that, their subsequent scheduled sport is Dec. 19 on CBS towards an Iowa workforce at present ranked No. 3 nationally. Not one of the 4 video games that might be impacted by Gonzaga’s pause are towards marquee opponents, however the pause might be successful to the Bulldogs’ early-season momentum.
Led by the veteran trio of Joel Ayayi, Corey Kispert and Drew Timme together with an infusion of recent expertise in freshman Jalen Suggs and Florida switch Andrew Nembhard, the Bulldogs cemented their preseason No. 1 rating within the AP ballot through the season’s first two weeks. First, they knocked off then-No. 6 Kansas to start the season adopted by high quality wins towards Auburn and No. 11 West Virginia.