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UW men’s hoops’ game vs. San Diego State postponed; school offering refunds and exchanges

A photo Jan. 1 of the outside of Arena-Auditorium on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. (Briar Napier/Oil City News)

For the fourth consecutive game, COVID-19 issues have impacted Wyoming men’s basketball.

The school announced Monday morning that the Cowboys’ scheduled Mountain West Conference (MWC) matchup against San Diego State for Wednesday at Arena-Auditorium in Laramie was postponed due to virus issues in the UW program. If the game cannot be rescheduled, it will be declared a no contest per MWC protocols.

The Cowboys have not played a game since beating South Florida on Christmas Day at the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. They are still yet to play their opening game in MWC play, making UW one of two teams in the conference (along with San Jose State) to have not played a league matchup this season.

A scheduled New Year’s Day game against Boise State was postponed roughly 20 minutes before tipoff after virus issues in the Broncos’ program prevented them from being able to play. The following two games at Nevada and Fresno State scheduled for last week, however, were shelved due to the ongoing virus concerns in the Cowboys’ team.

Fans who had tickets to Wednesday’s game have several options for how to proceed. If the game is rescheduled to a later date, tickets for Wednesday’s matchup will be honored at the rescheduled meeting. However, there is no guarantee that a reschedule will happen. No further action is necessary for those who choose this option.

Tickets can also be exchanged for a later conference home game of the ticket holder’s choosing or be returned for a full refund. The UW ticket office can be contacted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 307-766-7220 or at tickets@uwyo.edu.

The Pokes’ next scheduled game is against Utah State at 7 p.m. Saturday in Logan, Utah. Their next home game is scheduled against San Jose State at 7 p.m. January 18.

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