Georgetown men’s basketball team pauses after COVID-19 issues within program

The Georgetown men's basketball team will have its next two games postponed due to COVID-19-related issues within the program. 

No makeup dates have been announced for the Hoyas' road game against Providence on Jan. 16 or away against Marquette on Jan. 20, the Big East said. 

The Hoyas had their game Wednesday against DePaul postponed as well. The league announced DePaul added a game against Valparaiso. 

Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing was hospitalized with the novel coronavirus in late May. 

Georgetown previously had games against Connecticut and Creighton postponed this season. The Hoyas are 3-8 and 1-5 in conference play.

Marquette game vs. Georgetown on Jan. 20 officially postponed due to the Hoyas’ COVID pause.

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing talks with forward Chudier Bile (4) and center Timothy Ighoefe (5) during a game against Seton Hall. (Photo: Vincent Carchietta, USA TODAY Sports)

Virginia women's basketball ends season 

The Virginia women's basketball team became the second ACC program to end its season. 

The school's athletic department said Thursday the decision was made due to health and safety concerns. 

Six Cavaliers games had been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, and injuries have depleted the roster, the school said. 

“We have the pleasure of coaching a very resilient group of young women who have fought through injuries, a strict COVID-19 protocol, and all the mental battles that come with it,” coach Tina Thompson said in a statement. “So, the decision to end our season mid-stream comes with great difficulty. As difficult as it is to end our season in this manner, it is a necessary one. The health and safety of our student-athletes will always be the number one priority.  We will continue to focus on their overall well-being and prepare to resume competition in the fall.”

The Duke women's basketball team previously called off their season last month. 

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