Gophers men’s game at Illinois postponed due to COVID

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team’s game at Illinois on Tuesday has been postponed due to COVID-19.

The game has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Champaign, Illinois.

The Gophers announced Monday that the game is being postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols surrounding the Minnesota program.

Sources tell KSTP Sports that two Minnesota starters tested positive for COVID-19. With several other players also injured — Minnesota only had eight players available against Maryland on Saturday — and conference rules requiring at least seven scholarship players available for a game, officials moved to postpone it.

Minnesota will be back in action at noon Sunday against Iowa.