The USC men’s basketball games against Arizona State and Arizona scheduled for next week at the Galen Center have been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols within the Trojans’ program, the university announced Saturday.

USC will work with the Pac-12 Conference, Arizona State and Arizona to reschedule the games on mutually agreed upon dates, a USC Athletics official said. The Trojans were scheduled to face Arizona State Thursday and Arizona Jan. 2. The Wildcats were ranked sixth in The Associated Press poll released Monday, two spots ahead of USC.

Tickets are still valid for the new dates for all events that are rescheduled and no further action is required. Should any event be canceled, the original purchaser will be emailed about how credits and refunds will be processed.

Each of the Trojans’ last three scheduled games have been canceled or postponed. Their game against Oklahoma State scheduled for Tuesday was canceled on Sunday due to confirmed COVID-19 cases within the USC program. The program paused all team activities at that time.

The Trojans have not played since Saturday when they defeated Georgia Tech, 67-53, improving to 12-0, matching the fifth-best start in school history. USC is among five undefeated Division I men’s basketball teams. Its ranking is the highest since the final week of the 1991-92 season.

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