MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - In college hoops, the Memphis Tigers will now go 20 days without playing a single game. Tomorrow’s night’s game against SMU is postponed due to COVID-19 cases within the Mustangs program.
It’s now the third straight postponement for the Tigers. U of M head coach Penny Hardaway calls this one disappointing, but he’s understanding and glad they’re finding a way to play games, instead of shutting down the season like last year.
As the season continues, Hardaway thinks the way South Dakota ran the Crossover Classic would be a beneficial way to ensure more games will be played the rest of the year. “It’s just gotta be, hey man be careful, and wash your hands and just try to stay in a bubble as much as possible,” said Hardaway. “Then when you get to the NCAA tournament or conference tournament it’s easier to get everyone in a hotel, test every day that morning and if you’re leaving your room you’re going right to your team room for dinner, lunch or breakfast then right back to your room and that worked really well in South Dakota.”
Hardaway said if there’s a time for this to happen, now’s the best time for Memphis as they continue to work out their new offense. Tiger’s next scheduled game is Sunday at Tulsa.