The UMass game against VCU was a replacement for another postponed game: VCU against Richmond. And it’s the second UMass-VCU game postponed because the original matchup was scheduled for Jan. 27.
Dayton will now play VCU (13-4 6-2) for the second time. The Rams beat the Flyers 66-43 on Jan. 23 in Richmond, Va. VCU is in second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference, one half game behind St. Bonaventure (9-2, 7-2).
The Rams were scheduled to play Davidson at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Richmond, but Davidson (10-5, 6-2) paused all team activities Jan. 27 and now has postponed its last three games. VCU also had to postpone a game Sunday because of Duquesne’s COVID-19 issues.
This is the second straight schedule change for Dayton. The A-10 found Dayton a new game last week when Richmond paused basketball activities, sending George Mason to UD Arena to take Richmond’s place. The Flyers beat George Mason 74-64, the same score they won by Jan. 2.
There are a number of other teams in the A-10 battling COVID-19 issues. Here’s the latest:
• Since playing Dayton on Jan. 17, George Washington (3-9, 2-3) has postponed six games and isn’t scheduled to play again until Feb. 13.
• Richmond (10-4, 4-2) hasn’t played since Jan. 16 and has postponed five games. It’s scheduled to return Feb. 17 at home against VCU.