UT vs Memphis men’s basketball game canceled

Saturday night’s game has been canceled due to COVID-19.
Published: Dec. 18, 2021 at 10:14 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:46 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) – Saturday’s Memphis-Tennessee game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within the Memphis program.

Memphis players never made it inside Bridgestone Arena. Tennessee arrived an hour and a half before the 11am tip-off. The Vols were about to start warming up when they got the news the game was canceled.

Fans just started trickling into the arena when the announcement was made. Tennessee decided to practice and scrimmage in front of fans. They played for about an hour before they went back to Knoxville.

Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said there’s “no way” the game will be rescheduled this season because they don’t have room in the schedule. He didn’t say if he was interested in trying to play it next year, or not.

All tickets will be refunded via the original point-of-purchase, with processing times dependent of method of purchase.

How to follow the Tigers: For complete information on Memphis Tiger Men’s Basketball, visit www.GoTigersGo.com and follow the team’s social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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