The DePaul Blue Devils had to cancel tomorrow’s matchup at Welsh Ryan Arena against the Northwestern Wildcats after some within the DePaul program experienced positive COVID-19 results.
Saturday's game at Welsh-Ryan Arena vs. @DePaulHoops has been canceled due to positive COVID-19 results in the Blue Demons program.— Northwestern Basketball (@NUMensBball) December 16, 2021
We will evaluate all potential options for a replacement opponent and updates will be communicated if/when available. #GoCats | @NU_Sports pic.twitter.com/gTiMkcfMrJ
The 7-2 Wildcats were set to host the 9-1 Blue Devils tomorrow, Dec. 18 in Evanston, Illinois. Despite proximity, the two programs were only set to play the seventh meeting all-time between the Chicago area teams. Northwestern leads the series 4-2 and holds a one game win streak after an 83-78 win on Dec. 21, 2019 at DePaul’s home Wintrust Arena.
According to Northwestern’s statement, the game is officially cancelled. The Wildcats will not be rescheduling the matchup, but are actively trying to find a new opponent for Saturday’s originally scheduled game. No word has been released to date on whether the athletic department had been successful in that effort.
Northwestern is otherwise next scheduled to face off against Illinois-Springfield on Monday, Dec. 20 at Welsh Ryan Arena.