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NEW YEAR, SAME CANCELLATIONS: Covid Pause cancels Georgetown’s games vs St. John’s & No. 23 Xavier

Hoyas first two games in 2022 are off

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Big East announced on Monday afternoon that Georgetown’s home games against St. John’s on New Year’s Day and against No. 23 Xavier on Jan. 4 have been cancelled. Those games were set to be the first two of a rare four-game conference homestand.

Both Georgetown and St. John’s have been dealing with covid issues which has led to the cancellations of the first four Big East games for each school. The Hoyas covid issues alone canceled the game against the Musketeers.

Georgetown’s next scheduled game is on Friday, Jan. 7 against Marquette and new coach Shaka Smart. If the Marquette games actually happens, the Hoyas will go 20 days in between games. Georgetown lost at home to TCU on Dec. 18 in it’s last game.

The Hoyas games have been getting cancelled further and further out after their first cancellation this season - Dec. 22 at Providence - was announced just a day prior.

Per the new Big East policy from last weeks, teams will no longer be given forfeit wins or losses and there will be an attempt to make up games lost to covid. Last season Georgetown had four games canceled due to covid but none of those games were made up.

Stay safe and check back here for the latest Hoyas scheduling news.