Tennessee State postpones start of men's basketball season

Tennessee State has postponed the start of its men's basketball season because COVID-19 test protocols mean the Tigers won't have enough players available.

The Tigers had been scheduled to host Belmont on Wednesday night, but Tennessee State announced Monday that game now has been postponed to Dec. 18.

Athletic director Mikki Allen says the decision was made with the Ohio Valley Conference's medical advisory group and Tennessee State's pandemic task force.

Allen says it's unfortunate the home opener will be delayed but the health and safety of the players matter most.