Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Purdue player has meningitis; team pulls out of Cancun tourney

Purdue has pulled out of the this week's eight-team Caribbean Challenge, an eight-team event which includes James Madison and Virginia Tech, upon learning that Boilermakers junior guard Drey Mingo has a confirmed case of meningitis. The school said Wednesday morning that Mingo is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Neither JMU nor Virginia Tech were scheduled to play Purdue, and although there's been some shuffling of matchups both teams will face their originally scheduled opponents. The Dukes will meet No. 20 Iowa on Thursday and Montana on Friday while the Hokies will play Florida Gulf Coast on Thanksgiving and No. 20 Iowa on Friday.

Here's the new Caribbean Challenge schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 25

Hartford vs. Wisconsin Green Bay, Noon EST
Utah vs. Penn State, 2:30pm EST
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Virginia Tech, 5pm EST
James Madison vs. No. 20 Iowa, 7:30pm EST

Friday, Nov. 26
Utah vs. Hartford, Noon EST
Penn State vs. Wisconsin Green Bay, 2:30pm EST
Montana vs. James Madison, 5pm EST
Virginia Tech vs. No. 20 Iowa, 7:30pm EST

Saturday, Nov. 27
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Montana, 10:30am EST
Green Bay Wisconsin vs. Utah, 1pm EST
Hartford vs. Penn State, 3:30pm EST

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