By CBSLA Staff

IRVINE (CBSLA) — UC Irvine’s men’s basketball away game against Buffalo scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed over COVID-19 concerns, the UC Irvine Athletics Department announced Monday.

The school cited “an abundance of caution for the health and safety of the student-athletes” as the reason for the postponement as COVID cases are on the rise locally and nationally.

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“Efforts will be made by both schools to agree upon a future date,” the school said.

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UC Irvine’s next scheduled game is set for Dec. 30, when it begins Big West Conference play in the Bren Events Center against CSUN.

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