Making their first appearances of 2020-21, the Boston University basketball teams wore masks while taking the court Monday.
Stadium’s Jeff Goodman tweeted a picture of the Boston men’s team wearing masks during Monday’s 83-76 road win over Holy Cross, noting that both the Terriers and Holy Cross will wear masks when the teams play again Tuesday afternoon. Goodman reported that all teams playing at Boston University this year will be required to wear masks.
While masks have been common throughout high school basketball this year, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, reports that Tuesday’s game is believed to be the first college men’s basketball game in which both teams wear masks.
It’s already happened in women's basketball, as both Boston and Holy Cross wore masks in Boston’s 76-54 home win Monday in Case Gym.
The two-game series was originally scheduled for Jan. 2-3, but was pushed back two days by Boston’s COVID-19 testing procedures. Monday was the season-opening game for all teams involved, as the Patriot League had canceled nonconference games due to COVID-19.