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Flu outbreak forces withdrawal from UM’s Zootown Classic

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Posted at 9:21 AM, Nov 26, 2021

MISSOULA — There has been a big wrench thrown in the University of Montana's Zootown Classic, the men's basketball tournament at Dahlberg Arena.

According to UM's athletic website, The University of North Carolina-Wilmington has withdrawn from the round-robin tournament because of a flu outbreak on the team.

Due to the withdrawal, Thursday night’s game between the Seahawks and the Griz was canceled and Montana received a forfeit victory.

The other two teams in the tournament — UC San Diego and Southern Mississippi played as scheduled. Montana will play Southern Miss Friday as scheduled at 7:30 p,m. That game is free admission to all fans.

More information, including ticket refunds, will be available in the near future.