UConn men’s basketball games against Georgetown, Providence postponed due to COVID-19 related issues

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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.”

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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.

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Date Opponent Time TV
9/9 @Central Connecticut 6:30pm FS1%
9/13 @ Coppin State Noon FS2
9/17 @ Long Island 6:30pm FS2
9/20 @ Binghamton non FS2
9/24 vs. Auburn 2:30pm ESPN
9/25 vs. Michigan State/Loyola-Chicago TBD ESPN/ ESPN2
9/26 vs. TBD TBD TBD
9/30 @ Maryland-Eastern Shore 7:00pm CBS SN
12/4 @ Grambling State 4:00pm FS2
12/8 @West Virginia TBD TBD
12/11 vs. St. Bonaventure 3:30pm ESPN2
12/18 @ Providence 5:00pm FOX
12/21 @ Marquette 9:00pm FS1
12/28 @ Xavier 7:00pm FS1
1/1 vs. Butler 4:00pm FS1
1/8 @ Seton Hall Noon FOX
1/12 vs. St. John’s 8:30pm FS1
1/15 @ Providence 2:00pm FS1
1/20 @ Butler 9:00pm FS1
1/25 @ Georgetown 8:30pm CBS SN
1/29 @ DePaul 6:30pm FS1
2/1 vs. Creighton 6:30pm FS1
2/5 @ Villanova Noon FOX
2/8 vs. Marquette 6:30pm FS1
2/13 @ St. John’s Noon FOX
2/16 vs. Seton Hall 8:30pm CBS SN
2/19 vs. Xavier noon FOX
2/22 vs. Villanova 8:00pm FS1
2/27 @ Georgetown Noon CBS
3/2 @ Creighton 8:30pm FS1
3/5 vs. DePaul TBD TBD

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