ARIZONA STATE BASKETBALL

ASU, Cal men’s basketball reschedule game for Sunday

Dec 29, 2021, 11:11 AM | Updated: 11:18 am
Arizona State guard DJ Horne (0) drives on Washington State guard Tyrell Roberts during the second ...

Arizona State guard DJ Horne (0) drives on Washington State guard Tyrell Roberts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. Washington State won 51-29. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

New year, new schedule.

The Arizona State Sun Devils and California Golden Bears have rescheduled their first men’s basketball meeting of the 2021-22 season for this Sunday at 5 p.m. in Berkeley, Calif.

It will air on Pac-12 Networks and KTAR News 92.3 FM.

The teams were previously set to meet first on Jan. 19 at Cal, but that date is now free for the Sun Devils.

“With both teams having games canceled this weekend, this move allows for scheduling flexibility as the season moves forward, which is necessary right now,” ASU coach Bobby Hurley said in a release.

California had a game scheduled against Stanford on Sunday that was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns with the Cardinal program.

The schedule change comes after both Arizona State and the Arizona Wildcats had their New Year’s weekend road trip to Los Angeles postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within UCLA’s and USC’s programs.

ASU was slated to play at USC on Thursday and at UCLA on Saturday before the postponements.

The Wildcats were supposed to play at the Bruins on Thursday and at the Trojans on Sunday.

The two Arizona schools would then be off until a Jan. 8 rivalry game in Tempe. As a result, Arizona State had a large gap in its schedule, with the last game it played coming Sunday, Dec. 19, in a 66-65 loss to San Francisco.

ASU’s game vs. Florida A&M on Dec. 21 was canceled due to a power outage within the Sun Devils’ athletic facilities before the road trip to face the Bruins and Trojans was postponed.

The Wildcats played last Wednesday, falling 77-73 on the road to the No. 14 Tennessee.

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