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LSU Men’s Basketball Pulls Out of Hoopsgiving, USF to Face Wofford

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A sudden change of plans for the Bulls this weekend.

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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:

Later in the morning, it was announced that Wofford (2-1) will serve as the replacement opponent for USF (3-2).

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.