- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Georgetown basketball has postponed its fourth straight game due to coronavirus issues within the program, this time pushing back a Jan. 26 matchup against Xavier.

No makeup dates have been announced for any of the four games. The Hoyas first had their game against DePaul on Jan. 13 postponed before another two — Providence on Jan. 16 and Marquette on Jan. 20 — followed suit.

“Georgetown continues to follow CDC, DC Department of Health, Georgetown University Public Health and NCAA guidelines,” a statement read.

Georgetown announced last week that the program was on pause because of a positive test within the team’s Tier 1 personnel, which included players, coaches and support staff. The Hoyas have not provided an update regarding testing data.

Georgetown is 3-8 this season and were on a five-game losing streak before the string of postponements. The Hoyas aren’t the only D.C.-area team experiencing coronavirus-related postponements.

George Washington has paused basketball activities following a positive test within the team’s traveling party, and games against Dayton and Rhode Island have been postponed. This is the Colonials’ second pause this month.

Head coach Jamion Christian announced on Twitter he had tested positive.

“I am pleased to say that I feel well,” Christian wrote. “After experiencing some slight symptoms yesterday, I immediately removed myself from our team. I have been in isolation as recommended by our elite health officials and I will continue to do what is asked by them so that I can return once again when I’m cleared.” 

• Andy Kostka can be reached at akostka@washingtontimes.com.

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