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.
Covid postponements continuing for Georgetown. Game against Providence on Jan. 16 and Marquette on Jan. 20 have been postponed due to a positive test within Tier 1 personnel. #Hoyas— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) January 14, 2021
Here’s what Tier 1 means:
Tier 1 personnel includes individuals for whom physical distancing and face coverings are not possible or effective during athletic training or competition: student-athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials #Hoyas https://t.co/eytbTpQFRc— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) January 14, 2021
The next game on Georgetown’s schedule will be at Xavier on Tuesday, January 26th.
The #BIGEAST has announced that @GeorgetownHoops games at @PCFriarsmbb on Jan. 16 and at @MarquetteMBB on Jan. 20 have been postponed to COVID related issues within the Georgetown program. #BIGEASThoops pic.twitter.com/UAv8Jz9DNe— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) January 14, 2021
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.
Tonight's game against DePaul postponedhttps://t.co/hcEIDN1i7X— Georgetown Hoops (@GeorgetownHoops) January 13, 2021
And here’s the official league announcement:
The #BIGEAST has announced that tonight’s @GeorgetownHoops game against @DePaulHoops has been postponed due to COVID related issues within the Georgetown program.— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) January 13, 2021
No makeup date has been announced. #BIGEASThoops pic.twitter.com/Qb6t7T6HZm
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.
Source: Georgetown is going on pause due to COVID-19.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 13, 2021
Its expected that the team’s next three scheduled games will be postponed. Tonight vs. DePaul is definitely off, in addition to expected postponements Saturday vs. Providence and Jan. 20 vs. Marquette.
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.
Tonight's game at Georgetown has been postponed due to COVID-19 related issues in the Georgetown program.— DePaul Basketball (@DePaulHoops) January 13, 2021
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.