One of Kentucky basketball’s opponents has pulled out of the Bluegrass Showcase this weekend.
According to KSR’s Matt Jones, Detroit Mercy is dealing with COVID-19 issues and has cancelled its appearance in the event.
“Source tells KSR that Detroit is out of the Kentucky Tournament this weekend due to COVID,” Jones tweeted.
Source tells KSR that Detroit is out of the Kentucky Tournament this weekend due to COVID
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 24, 2020
Jones previously reported that a cancellation was on the table, though a final decision hadn’t been made.
Kentucky is currently scheduled to take on Morehead State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET and Richmond on Sunday at 1 p.m. The team’s matchup against Detroit Mercy was previously scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m.
UK head coach John Calipari said earlier today that all three teams were good to go for the Bluegrass Showcase as of right now, “but that’s today.”
“Yeah, I called Brad (Calipari) last night and asked when (Detroit Mercy is getting in),” Calipari said. “They’ve been good and they had another test yesterday. They’ll get it back today in Detroit. I’m hearing Morehead has been good and Richmond. So, it appears as though we’re good to go – but that’s today.”
Could UK find a new opponent to fill that spot on such short notice?