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West Virginia home opener vs. Robert Morris canceled

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Wednesday’s West Virginia men’s basketball home opener against Robert Morris has been scratched due to COVID-19 concerns in the Colonels program.

West Virginia announced the cancelation Tuesday night in a one sentence release by the Associate Athletics Director for Communications, Bryan Messerly. Based on the statement from Messerly, it’s unlikely the game will be rescheduled for a later date.

Robert Morris has played just one game this season after having had several other games postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 issues.

The Mountaineers are 4-1 on the young season, coming off an 80-71 win on Sunday over the Georgetown Hoyas in the Big 12/Big East Battle. WVU held steady this week in the AP poll at No. 11, after going 1-1 last week with the loss to No. 1 Gonzaga.

West Virginia will return to action on Sunday, December 13th at 1PM ET — assuming there are no COVID-19 issues on either team — when they take on the No. 19 ranked Richmond Spiders. That game will be broadcast on ESPN.