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Maryland men’s basketball’s game vs James Madison cancelled

The Terps have now had four different cancellations in a little over a week, all due to positive COVID-19 tests within opponents’ programs.

NCAA Basketball: St. Peter’s at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland men’s basketball’s Dec. 5 game against James Madison has been cancelled, the Dukes program announced Friday night.

The game was cut due to a positive COVID-19 test within James Madison’s program, with the contest originally set to tip-off in less than 24 hours.

Saturday’s cancellation is the fourth within a week for the Terps, who had scheduled their game against James Madison in response to their Dec. 1 contests with Monmouth and Towson both getting scrapped due to positive tests from the opposing teams. They played Saint Peter’s Friday afternoon in place of George Mason, who also faced COVID-19 issues.

This also marks the ninth schedule change (six cancellations, three rescheduled games) among Maryland teams since Nov. 25, with women’s basketball and football each having to scrap a contest due to cases within the opposing programs.

Maryland’s next contest is on Wednesday, Dec. 9 against the Clemson Tigers on the road as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, leaving the team without game action for five days.

The Terps have yet to announce a positive COVID-19 test result within their program since facing an outbreak in late August/early September.