Two Georgetown men’s basketball games canceled following COVID concerns – NBC4 Washington

Two Georgetown basketball games canceled over COVID concerns originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

College basketball returns from the Christmas break with a particularly light schedule after the pandemic caused several games to be canceled or postponed.

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East each announced on Monday that they were scrapping three games scheduled over the next few days.

That included No. 2 Duke’s Wednesday night game at Clemson. Other ACC games that won’t take place as scheduled on Wednesday include Florida State at Boston College and Virginia Tech at North Carolina. The Georgia Tech-Syracuse game scheduled for Wednesday was postponed earlier.

Illinois also had its Wednesday game against Florida A&M wiped out due to positive tests under Illini’s program.

The Big East cited COVID-19 issues in the Georgetown and St. John’s schedules in canceling their game scheduled for Saturday. Marquette’s game at St. John’s on Wednesday and Xavier’s Jan. 4 game at Georgetown have also been canceled.

Big East officials said they would attempt to reschedule games under the conference’s game cancellation policy.

It’s not just on the men’s side that the Big East have had to cancel games. Four women’s matches were also wiped out over the next week, with Providence losing matches to Xavier and Butler. Georgetown has lost games to St. John’s and Seton Hall.

Other women’s games canceled this week include Iowa’s Game 21 scheduled for Thursday at Penn State, which was canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests under Penn State’s program. Fourth-ranked Arizona also saw its two games wiped out over the weekend due to COVID-19 concerns at Southern Cal and UCLA.

Arizona was dealing with its own coronavirus issues and hasn’t played since Dec. 17.

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