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A Power 5 College Basketball Team Had To Cancel Its Game Tonight

A man in a blue and gold striped shirt waving a Cal flag.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: A school flag is waved as California Golden Bears cheerleaders perform during the team's first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Oregon State Beavers at T-Mobile Arena on March 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. California won 67-62. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The wildfires in California have wreaked havoc on the area and claimed dozens of lives. The effects are still ongoing.

Tonight's Cal men's basketball game was cancelled as a result of the fires. Due to poor air quality and a "significant" amount of smoke getting into Haas Pavilion, Cal had to call off its non-conference matchup with Detroit Mercy.

There are discussions to potentially play the game at a later date, per a Cal press release.

Cal basketball is supposed to be back in action on Monday at home when they host St. John's. We'll see if things are any better by then.

Additionally, Saturday's Cal-Stanford rivalry football game could also be affected. The game is supposed to be played in Berkeley.

Monday night's NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants was played in "unhealthy" air conditions.