The UTSA men’s basketball team was on an unscheduled bus trip from Norman, Okla., to San Antonio Wednesday afternoon.
The Roadrunners were in Norman, set to play the Oklahoma Sooners Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. But the game was called off in the wake Covid-19 issues in the OU program.
A UTSA spokesman said in a text that the two coaching staffs would work to re-schedule the game in the next few months.
As a result, the Roadrunners were traveling back home.
UTSA is now scheduled to open at home against UT Permian Basin at 3 p.m. Friday. Afterward, UTSA will travel to Edinburg, where the team will meet UT Rio Grande Valley at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Before the team left for Oklahoma, UTSA announced that Jhivvan Jackson, the program’s all-time leading scorer, would not play the first two games of the season because of a violation of team rules. The statement said he would be eligible to return against UT Rio Grande Valley.
Now that the OU game has been scrapped, it’s uncertain when Jackson will see his first action of the season, whether it’s on Saturday against UTPB or on Dec. 4 in a home game against Sul Ross.
The Oklahoma men's basketball program has paused organized team activities due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing.
OU's games against UTSA (tonight) and UCF (Saturday) have been postponed.
— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) November 25, 2020