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Memphis Tigers basketball game against Central Florida rescheduled for February 1st at FedExForum

The game was originally postponed due to COVID-19 issues associated with the Knights program.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE 1/7/2021 - The American Athletic Conference announced today that the Memphis-UCF men’s basketball game, postponed Tuesday in Orlando due to positive COVID-19 cases and the subsequent contact tracing at UCF, has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 1 at FedExForum in Memphis.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Television information will be announced at a later date.

The rescheduled date is two days prior to the already-scheduled matchup between the Tigers and Knights on Feb. 3 in Memphis.

Should fans be able to attend games at FedExForum by Feb. 1, the rescheduled UCF game will be included in ticket packages at no additional cost. Game tickets will be emailed to ticket holders at a later date.

Consistent with recommendations from local public health officials, Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis men’s basketball home games at FedExForum will be played without fans in attendance until further notice. For more information, please visit www.GoTigersGo.com.

Up next for Memphis is a contest at FedExForum against SMU on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. The game can be seen on ESPN or ESPN2 with the official designation announced in the coming days. The Tigers are the only AAC school with just two home games in January. After the game against SMU, Memphis’ only other home game in the month is Jan. 21 against Wichita State.

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1/5/2021 - The Memphis Tigers men's basketball game, originally scheduled for Tuesday night at Central Florida, has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues associated with the Knights program, a source confirms to Local 24.

The postponement marks the Tigers second consecutive game to be delayed due to the virus. Their January 2 game at Temple was also postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Owls program.

Memphis traveled to Orlando for the game Monday. Their next game is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 14 against SMU at FedExForum.

UPDATE: (MEMPHIS TIGERS NEWS RELEASE) - Tonight’s Memphis Tigers men’s basketball game at UCF has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases and the ensuing contract tracing of student-athletes at UCF, the American Athletic Conference announced this afternoon.

Rescheduling information has yet to be determined.

This is the second-straight game the Tigers have had postponed due to a COVID-19 situation involving the opponent. Memphis was supposed to play at Temple Saturday morning, but that game was postponed as well.

Up next for Memphis is a return home to host SMU at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. The game can be seen on ESPNU. The Tigers are the only AAC school with just two home games in January. After the game against SMU, Memphis’ only other home game in the month is Jan. 21 against Wichita State.

Consistent with recommendations from local public health officials, Memphis Grizzlies and University of Memphis men’s basketball home games at FedExForum will be played without fans in attendance until further notice. For more information, please visit www.GoTigersGo.com.

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