USF Men’s Basketball will not be facing LSU at the Holiday Hoopsgiving showcase in Atlanta this Saturday.
As a result of contact tracing due to COVID-19, the Tigers (3-1) have paused team activities and have pulled out of the game originally slated for 2:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Arena.
The news was broken by Jeff Goodman of Stadium:
LSU men’s basketball has paused and will not play South Florida Saturday in Atlanta, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 9, 2020
Later in the morning, it was announced that Wofford (2-1) will serve as the replacement opponent for USF (3-2).
The Holiday Hoopsgiving event this weekend has replaced LSU with Wofford, sources told ESPN. The Terriers will play South Florida as part of the quadrupleheader at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. @HHoopsgiving— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 9, 2020
This is the second time this season that COVID-19 related issues have altered USF’s schedule with last Friday’s home matchup with Florida A&M being canceled. The Bulls will head into Atlanta coming off back-to-back double-digit home victories over Florida Gulf Coast and Stetson and will begin conference play next Wednesday when flying up to Cincinnati.