No. 4 UCLA canceled its second game this week as it continues to deal with COVID-19 cases within the team.
UCLA was scheduled to play with UNC at the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday in Las Vegas. However, after the team canceled its Wednesday game against Alabama State, Saturday’s game seemed unlikely.
However, the Bruines were hopeful, as they waited to cancel their game against UNC until Friday morning. The team issued a statement on its Twitter account confirming that the game is canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The second game played at the CBS Sports Classic was No. 15 Ohio State against No. 21 Kentucky. However, Ohio State also had positive COVID-19 cases within their program, for which they canceled the game on Thursday.
Our game against Kentucky at the CBS Sports Classic Saturday has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 results within the Buckeye basketball program. The game, scheduled to be played in Las Vegas, will not be rescheduled.
– Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) December 16, 2021
Now that Kentucky and UNC have no opponents to play, the two teams will play each other as the only game on Saturday. With several other cancellations in college basketball at the moment, it wouldn’t be surprising if teams are assigned new opponents at the last minute like these teams were.
What time is the Kentucky vs. UNC on Saturday?
- Date: Saturday, December 18
- Hour: 5:30 pm ET
- Television channel: CBS
- Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
The solo CBS Sports Classic game between No. 21 Kentucky and UNC is now scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 18. The game will be played at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
CBS will stream the game, but viewers can also stream the game on CBS’s streaming platform Paramount +, which is offering a 30-day free trial right now. Also, fans can stream the game live on fuboTV, offering a free seven-day trial.