PRESTON, England – The 2020-21 NCAA Division I basketball season officially gets under way on Wednesday, Nov. 25 in the United States under pandemic conditions with changes to the schedule already impacting start dates for Myerscough Basketball alumni. For some schools, the Division II season tipped off last week while the NJCAA has already delayed their start until the New Year.
Edoardo Del Cadia begins his junior year and first at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) with a behind-closed-doors non-conference matchup against Montana State at 6:30 p.m. local time (2:30 a.m. GMT).
Mate Okros and Amari Williams have already seen Drexel’s opening game versus Penn State – originally scheduled for Wednesday – postponed due to COVID-19 protocols but will be eyeing another in-state opponent in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Milly Knowles, meanwhile, will have to wait until Dec. 3 to get her redshirt sophomore season at Eastern Washington rolling with Friday’s game at Oregon State already cancelled.
Marist senior Zion Tordoff‘s season is also on hold until December with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) committed to a 20-game double round robin schedule with Friday-Saturday games. The Red Foxes will start their year on the road at Canisius on Dec. 11.
Elsewhere, Shauna Harrison and Spas Nikolov both saw their entire 2020-21 seasons cancelled after the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC – Division II) and Canada West (U Sports) halted all operations for winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball.
Sophomore guard Callan Low saw 10 minutes of action last Saturday for Newberry College (NCAA Division II), who got their season going with an 80-62 defeat at Lincoln Memorial University. The Wolves won’t play again until Dec. 2 with this week’s set of games versus Anderson and Lenoir-Rhyne both postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.
After a year at De Anza Junior College, Ben Gordos has moved over to Concordia University (Division II), with the Cougars readying to take to the court on Dec. 5 against Hope College.
Schedule for week commencing Nov. 23:
Edoardo Del Cadia, UNLV: Nov. 25 vs. Montana State (2:30 a.m. GMT)
Mate Okros/Amari Williams, Drexel: Nov. 28 at Pitt (6 p.m.)
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