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Georgetown on Pause: DePaul, Providence, and Marquette Games Postponed Due to COVID (UPDATED)

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DePaul game postponed, games at Providence (Sat) and at Marquette (Jan. 20) postponed, too

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UPDATE: After the DePaul game of January 13th was postponed (below), Georgetown’s games at Providence (Saturday) and at Marquette (Wednesday) have been postponed as well. No make-up dates have been announced.

Georgetown also announced that the program has been put on pause due to a positive test with a Tier 1 personnel.

Here’s what Tier 1 means:

The next game on Georgetown’s schedule will be at Xavier on Tuesday, January 26th.

Tonight’s Georgetown - DePaul game has been postponed due to covid related issues within the Hoyas program. It was set to be the first of two meetings this season between the Hoyas and Blue Demons.

No makeup date has been announced at this time.

And here’s the official league announcement:

How long will this last?

CBS has speculated that in addition to postponing tonight’s game it could also push back at least the first two games of what was supposed to be a three-game road-trip. Georgetown (3-8, 1-5) was to play their first game against Providence this season on Saturday and then conclude the season series with Marquette on Wed. Jan. 20.

DePaul (1-4, 0-4) has played the fewest games in the Big East conference to date. The Blue Demons, who had made their way from Chicago to DC, are reportedly looking for a non-conference opponent before they host Butler on Tuesday.

Before the start of the season Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing had covid and has thankfully since recovered.

While many BIG EAST programs have already paused at one point or another for covid this season, Georgetown joins No. 3 Villanova as the current league schools on pause.

The Wildcats announced a pause on Dec. 27 and haven’t played since winning at Marquette on Dec. 23. They have had three games postponed and will have a fourth - at UConn on Friday - also postponed for a future date.

We wish everyone the best of health within the Hoyas program as they deal with this serious issue.

We will provide updates as information comes available so stay tuned.