CINCINNATI — The Xavier University men's basketball games against the University of Connecticut and Georgetown have been canceled.
No. 23 Xavier was scheduled to play at UConn on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and against Georgetown in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Jan. 4. The cancellations were announced on Monday on the Big East Conference Men's Basketball Twitter account. The conference said the COVID-19 issues were with the Hoyas and Huskies rosters.
The Big East conference recently changed its COVID cancellation policies to attempt to reschedule games that cannot be played on the originally scheduled date due to illness. The change was made due to the recent surge of COVID cases. Prior to last week, the policy was to award a victory to the team that was able to play, and a loss to the team without enough players to participate.
This is the second game the Big East has announced will be postponed for Georgetown as a result of positive cases on the team. St. John's is also dealing with a COVID-related postponement.
The Musketeers have an extended break until their next scheduled game on Friday, Jan. 7, at Butler.
The BIG EAST Conference has announced that the Connecticut at Xavier game, which was scheduled for Tuesday, December 28, has been canceled due to COVID issues within the UConn program.— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) December 27, 2021
Three upcoming games have been canceled due to COVID issues in the Georgetown and St. John’s programs.— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) December 27, 2021
Marquette at St. John’s – Dec. 29
St. John’s at Georgetown – Jan. 1
Xavier at Georgetown – Jan. 4
Per the BIG EAST policy, the Conference office will attempt to reschedule.
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