Texas A&M postpones basketball game at Arkansas due to COVID-19 issues

Arkansas guard Jalen Tate / Photo: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

The Texas A&M at Arkansas men’s basketball game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 has been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Texas A&M basketball program.

A make-up date has not been determined at this time.

It’s the second time this week that a Texas A&M game has been postponed. The Aggies were set to face Vanderbilt on Wednesday, but were unable to play because of COVID-19 protocols in the A&M program.

Next up for the Razorbacks

Opponent: at Kentucky
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9
Where: Lexington, KY
Current Record: 14-5

Next four games

Feb. 13 – at Missouri (3 p.m.ESPN2/U)
Feb. 16 – Florida (6 p.m. ESPN/2)
Feb. 20 – at Texas A&M (7:30 p.m. SEC Network)
Feb. 24 – Alabama (8 p.m. ESPN/U)

It’s also the second time the Razorbacks have had a game postponed this season. Both instances were because of COVID-19 issues in other programs, including a Dec. 8 game against Tulsa that was postponed and quickly replaced with a game against Southern University the next day.

Arkansas claimed its fourth straight SEC victory with a 61-45 win over Mississippi State Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena.

The Razorbacks had four players with at least seven rebounds against the Bulldogs. Justin Smith had his second double-double of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Connor Vanover and Davonte Davis each grabbed eight boards while Moses Moody had seven. Vanover and Moody each scored 13 points and Davis had 10.

Arkansas is set to return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Kentucky.