Boston University’s basketball teams wear masks during season-opening games

Players on BU's men's and women's basketball teams wore masks during game action in their respective season-opening matchups against Holy Cross on Monday.

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and cases surging in Massachusetts, Boston University’s basketball teams are taking another preventive measure to help slow the spread.

Players on BU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams wore masks during game action in their respective season-opening matchups against Holy Cross on Monday. Players on both teams in the women’s game, which was hosted by Boston University, wore masks due to the school’s mandate, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported.

In the men’s matchup, Holy Cross’ players didn’t wear masks while playing because the university doesn’t require players to wear masks in games it hosts. Players on both teams are expected to wear masks in Tuesday’s game, which is at Boston University’s campus. The game is believed to be the first men’s college basketball game in which both teams will be wearing masks on the court, according to ESPN.

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Boston University and Holy Cross both play in the Patriot League, which canceled non-conference play this season. Monday’s matchups were the first games of the season for both teams.


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