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Kentucky’s game against South Carolina, postponed due to COVID, to be played March 6 at Rupp Arena

By Keith Taylor
Kentucky Today

Kentucky will have one more home game following Saturday’s Senior Day game against Florida.

Kentucky coach John Calipari gives instructions to his team in a win over Tennessee Saturday in Knoxville. (Photo by Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today)

The contest against South Carolina, originally scheduled for Dec. 29, has been rescheduled for March 6 at Rupp Arena, Tipoff time and television designation will be announced in the near future.

The earlier-season scheduled matchup was postponed because of a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the South Carolina men’s basketball program.

The Wildcats plan to honor seniors Davion Mintz, Olivier Sarr and Riley Welch prior to the team’s contest against the Gators on Saturday set for 4 p.m.

Contingency plans

The NCAA has determined its decision on how to handle various scenarios concerning pandemic and the NCAA Tournament.

The following formulas will be used:

• Once the bracket is finalized and released, teams will not be reseeded, nor will the bracket change.

• Reasonable efforts will be made to ensure a full field is in place before the start of the championship. No replacement teams will be introduced after the championship begins.

• Every participating conference should have the opportunity for a minimum of one team in the championship field.

• Beyond the goal of having at least one team from every conference, replacement teams must be among the best teams being considered for an at-large bid.

• There are separate policies for when a team is forced to withdraw: one for before the announcement of the championship field and one for after the release of the bracket. Replacement teams will only be introduced into the championship within 48 hours after the announcement of the field, and at no time thereafter.

Gametracker: Florida at Kentucky, 4 p.m., Saturday. TV/Radio: CBS, UK Radio Network

Keith Taylor is sports editor for Kentucky Today. Reach him at keith.taylor@kentuckytoday.com or twitter @keithtaylor21.

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