Men’s basketball game against Butler postponed because of COVID-19

Senior forward Xavier Sneed leaps up for a shot during K-State’s men’s basketball sunflower showdown against Kansas in Bramlage Coliseum on Feb. 29, 2020. The Jayhawks narrowly beat the Wildcats 62-58. (Logan Wassall | Collegian Media Group)

The Kansas State men’s basketball team encountered their first run-in with scheduling issues in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

K-State’s game at Butler scheduled for Dec. 11 was postponed on Saturday because of issues regarding COVID-19 with the Bulldogs.

According to a release from K-State Athletics, the Wildcats are able to reschedule the game with Butler if they please, but athletics officials will actively search for other options in the meantime.

The game was originally scheduled to be part of the second edition of the Big 12/Big East Battle.

K-State, who started off the season 0-2 for the first time since 2002, is set to return to action on Monday against UMKC in Bramlage Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. with broadcasting through ESPNU.