It appears one of the better intraconference college basketball games of the season is off the board. The No. 2 Baylor Bears and No. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers will not play on Tuesday night in Morgantown, West Virginia because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the WVU program according to a report from Matt Norlander of CBS Sports.
Breaking: Sources tell @CBSSports Tuesday night’s Baylor-West Virginia game is has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within West Virginia’s program.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 11, 2021
Baylor is 11-0 this season and is rolling opponents with ease, with their 67-49 win over TCU on Saturday the latest evidence. Jared Butler put up 28 points for the Bears, who have won every game this season by at least double digits. The Bears are averaging a 27.8 scoring differential overall, and an 18.8 one in their four Big 12 tilts so far.
West Virginia lost on a last second shot to No. 4 Texas on Saturday and is 9-4 overall, but just 2-3 in a loaded Big 12. Miles McBride has emerged as one of the better guards in the league, with the sophomore averaging 15.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.
No word on when or where a makeup date might happen.