Michigan basketball game canceled due to COVID-19 issues within Purdue Fort Wayne program

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The Michigan basketball game scheduled for Tuesday night at Crisler Center has been canceled due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Purdue Fort Wayne program, according to a press release issued by the university.

"My first concern is for Coach (Jon) Coffman and his players," coach Juwan Howard said in the release. "I have said many times that we are living in a new world and we need to continue to be safe and diligent with taking care of each other. While we are disappointed we can't play, we just want to make sure everyone is, and feels, safe and healthy."

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The Wolverines will return to the court Dec. 30 in Orlando against Central Florida in the team's final non-conference game of the season. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

Refunds will be issued to fans who purchased single-game tickets, according to U-M. The ticket office will provide additional information in the near future. Fans with questions are encouraged to contact the ticket office via email at mtickets@umich.edu.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan game canceled; COVID-19 issues with Purdue Fort Wayne