Wright State won’t play in multi-team event at Illinois next week

Wright State coach Scott Nagy draws up a play during Friday night’s game vs. NKU at the Nutter Center. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics
Wright State coach Scott Nagy draws up a play during Friday night’s game vs. NKU at the Nutter Center. Joseph Craven/WSU Athletics

The Wright State Raiders men’s basketball team will not play in a four-team season-opening event at the University of Illinois next week, the school announced Friday.

The decision was made “due to a lack of available student-athletes as a result of quarantining individuals with positive COVID-19 tests and those designated as close contacts, along with injuries,” Wright State announced.

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Wright State was scheduled to play in Champaign, Ill., along with the host Illini, Ohio and North Carolina A&T. Wright State would have played Ohio on Wednesday, Illinois on Thursday and North Carolina A&T on Friday.

“As we have seen this summer and fall with professional sports and college football, disruption is likely while competing in a pandemic,” Wright State Athletic Director Bob Grant said in a statement. “We must continue to hold the health, safety and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches and staff as our top priority as we navigate through this current athletic landscape.”

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