USC Upstate's called-off game against Charleston Southern.

There have been a ton of sports events canceled over the past year due to COVID-19 concerns, some at the last minute. But it’s certainly new and interesting to a game go down right around the opening national anthem. Scott Eisberg, the sports director for WCIV (an ABC affiliate in Charleston, SC), tweeted Tuesday night that that’s what happened during a Charleston Southern Buccaneers home basketball game against the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans (which had been set for WatchESPN):

And that timing seems about right. Here’s what the USC Upstate MBB Twitter account sent out at 7:12 p.m. Eastern, shortly after the planned 7:00 p.m. tipoff:

Heck, even a scores bot tweeted that the game had started.

Meanwhile, Kevin Bilodeau, the sports director at Charleston CBS affiliate Live Five, tweeted that these postponements happened just before tipoff:

In any case, this certainly led to a remarkable turnaround from “game” to “no game.”

[Photo via Kevin Bilodeau on Twitter]

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