STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team has paused all activities until at least Dec. 14 after a member of the program tested positive for COVID-19, the athletic department reported Sunday, Dec. 6.
The athletic department said, in part, “The UConn men’s basketball…team activities will remain on hold until contact tracing and additional testing is completed and it is deemed safe by medical professionals to resume.”
This is the second time the program has had to pause activities due to coronavirus concerns.
No additional COVID-19 positive tests within the men’s basketball program have been revealed, as of Friday, Dec. 11. Should team personnel continue to test negative for the virus, the team will be allowed to resume practice on Monday, Dec. 14.
Saturday’s game against North Carolina State University was canceled after a member at North Carolina State tested positive for the virus.
UConn was scheduled to open the Big East season on Friday, Dec. 11 at home against St. John’s. That game has been postponed.
The game at Georgetown, scheduled for Sunday night, Dec. 13, has been postponed as well. St. John’s will now play at Georgetown on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The basketball game at Providence scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 has been postponed as well.