Missouri pauses team activities, postpones game with LSU due to COVID-19

No. 13 Missouri has paused all men's basketball activities as a result of COVID-19 protocols and postponed Saturday night's home game against LSU.

Missouri (7-1) did not disclose any details in Friday's announcement and said the status of the Jan. 12 game against Vanderbilt and the Jan. 16 game at Texas A&M will be determined later. The Tigers also said the game against LSU will be rescheduled.

"This continues to be a challenging time across the college basketball landscape, and it is important that we prioritize the health and safety of our student-athletes first and foremost," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said.

"In laying out the schedule, the SEC has allowed for a week at the end of the season for the possibility that games would be canceled, and we look forward to hosting LSU at a later date. Once we can return to competition safely, we will do so," he said.

LSU will instead visit Mississippi on Saturday night, after both teams had their originally scheduled games postponed.

Mississippi was to have played South Carolina, but the game was postponed because of the Gamecocks' COVID-19 protocols. Ole Miss and LSU had been scheduled to play on Feb. 17.

Makeup dates for South Carolina-Ole Miss and LSU-Missouri haven't been determined.