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Gamecock men suspend basketball activities...again

Will this season ever really get off the ground? Stay tuned!

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If you’ve been hankering for some hardwood action from the South Carolina men’s basketball team, you’ve been left severely wanting over the past few weeks — and that won’t be changing for the immediate future.

After the program initially suspended activities earlier this month, a second wave of positive coronavirus tests has derailed its attempts to get back on the court, resulting in the cancellation of today’s game against S.C. State.

Other games that have been the casualties of this schedule calamity include contests against George Washington and Wofford, and the rivalry clash against Clemson. While the George Washington and Wofford games were canceled, the Gamecocks and Tigers are still hoping to meet at a later date this season.

South Carolina hasn’t played since a 77-67 loss to then-No. 10 Houston on Dec. 5. The Gamecocks’ next scheduled game is their SEC opener on Dec. 29 at Kentucky, but seeing as that’s only a week from now and also involves travel, I wouldn’t bank on that going off as planned. Currently, the school has provided no other updates on testing, a possible timeline for return to action, etc. We may have to wait until 2021 to see the Gamecocks again, when they host Florida A&M on Jan. 2.