The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:50 pm

COVID cases at PFW forces cancelation of Michigan game

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball game, scheduled for tonight against the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was canceled.

News releases from PFW and Michigan attributed it to breakthrough COVID-19 cases within the Mastodons’ program. The game will not be made up, but PFW said it’s “on track to return” for its game Dec. 30 at Illinois-Chicago.

"My first concern is for (PFW) coach (Jon) Coffman and his players," Wolverines coach Juwan Howard said in a news release. "I have said many times that we are living in a new world and we need to continue to be safe and diligent with taking care of each other. While we are disappointed we can't play, we just want to make sure everyone is, and feels, safe and healthy."

Fans who purchased tickets to the game at Crisler Arena will get refunds.

PFW is 5-5. Michigan is 7-4.

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