Tennessee-Memphis game canceled due to COVID-19 situation within Memphis program

The Memphis-Tennessee men's basketball game won't take place as scheduled Saturday. The contest was canceled an hour before tipoff due to a COVID-19 situation within the Memphis team.

Tennessee basketball announced the news on its Twitter page. The university will refund tickets for the game.

Tennessee planned to hold an intra-squad scrimmage for fans who arrived at the arena. The team later announced it was unaware fans were not being allowed in the arena anymore.

Tennessee players still held a scrimmage in front of a limited number of people.

It's unclear how many members associated with Memphis tested positive for COVID-19 or if the cancelation came due to a close contact situation.

This story will be updated.

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Memphis-Tennessee won't take place as scheduled due to COVID-19. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)