Maryland men’s basketball’s Dec. 1 contest with Towson has been cancelled, Maryland announced Monday.
The game was cancelled out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with Big Ten protocols “due to a positive COVID-19 test among Towson Tier 1 support staff personnel,” per release.
Tier 1, as described by the NCAA, “is the highest exposure tier and consists of individuals for whom physical distancing and face coverings are not possible or effective during athletic training or competition. Examples of relevant individuals include student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials.”
The Terps had scheduled Towson after Monmouth pulled out of the Dec. 1 date due to positive coronavirus tests within its program.
Big Ten teams were allowed to schedule up to seven nonconference opponents during the abbreviated 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Maryland now has just six nonconference games on its schedule, but could schedule an opponent later on.
Maryland opened the season with three wins over area competition and received nine votes in Monday’s AP Poll. The Terps are next scheduled to face George Mason Friday Dec. 4 in College Park.