LINCOLN — For the second time this season, a Nebraska men's basketball game won't be played as scheduled.
NU's Tuesday night game at Purdue has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date by the Big Ten.
"The universities mutually agreed to the postponement out of an abundance of caution surrounding the health and safety of the student-athletes, coaches and staff," the schools announced in a joint release.
Until this weekend, all Big Ten basketball games had been played without a hitch.
But Sunday's Wisconsin-Penn State game was postponed with the schools using similar language. It was later reported by StateCollege.com that two Penn State players tested positive for COVID-19.
NU had a game against Florida A&M canceled earlier this season because of rising cases within the Rattlers' program. The Huskers replaced that game with one against Doane.
Nebraska has had some issues with COVID this season — Eduardo Andre missed 21 days after a positive test — but nothing that shut down the program.
Nebraska's next scheduled game is Jan. 10 at home against Indiana.