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No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 2 Baylor game canceled due to Covid-19

The Zags and Bears won’t play the most anticipated game in college basketball this year today.

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jalen Suggs and Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert stand on the court during a free throw attempt during the men’s Jimmy V Classic college basketball game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and West Virginia Mountaineers on December 2, 2020, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs and No. 2 Baylor Bears will not play today in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in a much-anticipated matchup due to Covid-19.

Gonzaga had issues with Covid-19 amongst their travel party and potentially the team as well while in Florida for the Fort Myers Tip-Off last weekend where they played Kansas and Auburn. Both Gonzaga (defeating West Virginia 87-82 ) and Baylor (defeating Illinois 82-69) played on Wednesday night in Indianapolis, and both teams agreed to stay in town to create one of the better regular season matchups you’ll see.

But unfortunately 2020 got in the way, and because of the difficulty with travel and scheduling this season it’s unlikely this game will get made up anytime soon. The Bears are scheduled to begin Big 12 play next Sunday against Texas, while the Zags have Tarleton State, Southern, Northern Arizona, and Dixie State as their next victims opponents before opening their West Coast Conference schedule with San Francisco on January 2nd.