The lads’s basketball recreation between No. 7 Villanova and No. 17 Virginia scheduled for Saturday night time at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York has been canceled.

It was imagined to be a matchup of the previous two NCAA champions — and the primary faculty basketball recreation at The Backyard for the reason that Large East Event was stopped in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia, the 2019 nationwide champion, has had 4 straight video games known as off and hasn’t performed since Dec. 4.

“We have labored intently with Virginia on this,” Villanova coach Jay Wright stated. “Each faculties tried to make this recreation occur. Attributable to COVID-19 points, we will be unable to play.”

Wright stated potential alternative video games at MSG fell via and Villanova may play a house recreation as an alternative on Saturday.

The Wildcats beat Butler 85-66 on Wednesday night time, enhancing to 6-1.

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