Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm and his Cyclones are next scheduled to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Jan. 25.  Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State-Texas Tech men's basketball game postponed due to COVID-19

The No. 12-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders will remain idle through the weekend. 

Both Texas Tech and the Iowa State Cyclones have confirmed that Saturday's men's basketball game between the two schools has been postponed due to ongoing COVID-19 issues affecting Iowa State. Iowa State hasn't competed since falling to 2-7 overall via a 91-64 loss to Texas Tech on Jan. 9 and has since had four contests postponed. 

The Cyclones are next scheduled to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Jan. 25. 

Texas Tech, meanwhile, has had back-to-back games scrapped. The Red Raiders were supposed to play at the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday but had that matchup called off after TCU coach Jamie Dixon tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Texas Tech will now hope to compete at the No. 14-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers next Monday. The West Virginia program has been dealing with COVID-19 problems for roughly one week and has had three consecutive games postponed. As of Tuesday evening, the Mountaineers remained scheduled to play at the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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