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Virginia-Maryland men's basketball postponed until Feb. 15

Virginia stayed in a Greenbelt hotel on Monday evening, had a team breakfast at mid-morning Tuesday and learned there was a possibility Wednesday's game could be postponed. Shortly thereafter, they packed up and boarded a bus for the second time in less than 24 hours to drive back to Charlottesville.

The game will be played on Feb. 15. Virginia now has games Feb. 13, Feb. 15, Feb. 17, Feb. 20, Feb. 23. Four of those games are on the road. What do you think about that? Leave comments below.

Here is the official release:

The Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball game between Maryland and Virginia scheduled at the Comcast Center for Wednesday, February 10th has been postponed until Monday, February 15th. The game’s starting time and television broadcast information will be announced at a later time. All tickets for the originally scheduled game will be honored on the 15th.

Due to the area’s continuing unprecedented winter weather conditions and historic snow accumulations, the University of Maryland, University of Virginia and ACC have agreed that the rare postponement is in the best interest of all involved, after consultation with the campus chief of police and the University’s Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.

The University of Maryland has been closed since Friday, February 5th due to the conditions created by the past weekend’s blizzard. While University crews continue to work hard to remove snow from campus roads, sidewalks, steps and parking lots, there are still large portions of gameday parking lots and sidewalks which remain impassable due to the historic snow totals, to date.

An approaching storm is projected to dump more than a foot of new snow across the region, beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing well into Wednesday, resulting in conditions that preclude the game from being played as originally scheduled.

Director of Athletics Deborah Yow and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Gary Williams have expressed their appreciation for all of the work done by campus employees and the Athletics staff that allowed the UNC game to be played under challenging circumstances. Those circumstances now move from being challenging to impossible for campus staff to manage, with the second major snowstorm approaching in less than a week.

By Zach Berman  |  February 9, 2010; 12:50 PM ET
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Man, that's a brutal schedule, especially considering the quality of the opposition. It may sink any hopes they had of making the NCAA tourney.

Posted by: jburksva | February 9, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Ouch - hope everyone can stay healthy through that stretch, especially the starting five.

Posted by: frenchyb | February 9, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

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