Men’s basketball finds new opponent after COVID-19 conflicts

Junior guard Markquis Nowell looks upon Bramlage Coliseum against Marquette on Dec. 8, 2021. (Archive photo by Landon Reinhardt | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State men’s basketball (8-3) is set to take on North Florida (4-9) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats were first scheduled to take on Morgan State, but COVID-19 related issues forced Morgan State to cancel.

K-State’s program announced it was looking for an opponent after a win against McNeese State on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The change comes as the Omicron COVID-19 variant has caused troubles across multiple sports leagues, including the K-State women’s basketball team’s canceled Wednesday, Dec. 22 matchup against UIC.

K-State’s new matchup against North Florida will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, with a recap on the Collegian afterward.

Stay up-to-date with the Collegian for scheduling and score updates.