Michigan’s men’s basketball game Thursday against Illinois has been postponed.
That will be the fifth straight game the fourth-ranked Wolverines miss. They’ve been following a Jan. 23 recommendation from the state health department that the school pause athletic activities in all sports. That came after several positive tests for a new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.
Michigan said it expects to resume the men’s basketball season Feb. 14 at Wisconsin. Michigan has also missed games against Penn State, Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan State.
The Wolverines (13-1, 8-1) lead the Big Ten, and No. 12 Illinois (12-5, 8-3) was in second place entering Saturday’s game against Wisconsin.