Michigan basketball releases statement to explain postponement vs. Michigan State

On Saturday morning, Michigan formally announced on Twitter that today's game against Michigan State has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.

Following that announcement, the Wolverines released the following statement to explain exactly why today's game had to be postponed.

From Michigan:

The University of Michigan announced today (Saturday, Jan. 8) that the Wolverines men's basketball game against Michigan State, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been postponed due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Michigan program. 

On Friday night following medical testing, Michigan fell below the Big Ten Conference roster minimum, with fewer than seven scholarship players available. 

The programs will coordinate with the Big Ten Conference office to reschedule the game.

The U-M Ticket Office will provide further information to ticket purchasers as soon as possible. Fans with questions may contact the ticket office via email at [email protected].

Michigan's next game is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, against Purdue. That game is set for a 9 p.m. tip-off on ESPN2.