The Detroit Mercy men's basketball games against UIC on Friday and Saturday have been canceled.
The Horizon League announced on Wednesday that the Titans have paused all activities for a week to address "the mental health and well-being of its student-athletes."
"After talking with Dr. Garibaldi and head coach Mike Davis, we agreed that it would be best to take a brief pause from playing this weekend based on the safety, wellness and mental health of the men's basketball student-athletes," said UDM athletic director Robert C. Vowels, Jr.
"The health and safety of our student-athletes have always been and will continue to be our top priority. With the uncertainty of the games being played this weekend and looking at everything our players have had to deal with so far, we decided that it was best for our program to take some time away for mental wellness and we will be back next week, preparing to take on Milwaukee."
The Horizon League said in a released statement it "is fully supportive of Detroit Mercy's decision to pause activities and is guided by our top priority: the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff."
The league said the pause has nothing to do with any positive COVID-19 tests and that no players or coaches within the UDM program have tested positive.
The Titans are 1-7 (0-4 Horizon) this season.
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