December 9th, 2020

At 6:18 p.m., Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans took off in a chartered airplane from Capital Region International Airport in Lansing for a 1-hour, 1-minute flight to Charlottesville-Ablemarle Airport in Virginia. About four hours later in their hotel, around 11:30 p.m., Izzo and the Spartans learned the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game had been canceled. “Postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Cavaliers’ program,” was how the official release read, less than 24 hours before the scheduled 9:15 p.m. tipoff between No. 4 MSU and No. 18 Virginia.

Source: Detroit Free Press