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Just a day before it was scheduled to compete against James Madison University, Penn men’s basketball’s game was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within JMU.

The 2 p.m. matchup was set to be the team’s first game since Dec. 11. In its place, the Quakers will face off against Eastern University on Friday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m.

Penn men’s basketball joins a list of over 60 other programs that have had their seasons affected by the continuing COVID-19 outbreak of late. Whether or not this cancellation and Penn’s recently announced delayed move-in will affect the status of spring sports seasons remains to be seen.

After facing the Eagles on New Year's Eve, the Quakers will begin Ivy League competition, as they are set to go against Brown on Jan. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Palestra.

Story updated at 7:34 p.m.