WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW’s regularly scheduled Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game at James Madison on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2017, has been postponed due to suspected cases of mumps on the Harrisonburg, Va., campus.
The Seahawks and Dukes were slated to square off at 7 p.m. at the JMU Convocation Center before league and school officials decided to postpone the contest. UNCW edged JMU, 71-68, in the first pairing between the two teams on Jan. 25 in Wilmington.
“It’s unfortunate, but we certainly understand, and send along our best wishes to all those who are affected,” said UNCW Head Coach C.B. McGrath. “Our foremost concern is the health and well-being of the student-athletes at JMU. We look forward to getting back on the court Saturday with our Homecoming game vs. Hofstra.”
Brought on by the mumps virus, Mumps is a viral disease whose initial symptons include fever, muscle pain, headache and feeling tired.
The last time the Seahawks had a game postponed was Jan. 22, 2016, when UNCW’s game at Drexel was delayed one day due to a crippling snowstorm in the Philadelphia area.