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Georgetown, Michigan State latest programs to postpone games

Field Level Media
15 Jan 2021, 05:19 GMT+10

Georgetown's men's basketball program is on pause following a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

The Big East announced Thursday that Georgetown's next two games -- Saturday at Providence and next Wednesday at Marquette -- have been postponed.

That means the Hoyas (3-8, 1-5 Big East) will miss at least three games. Their scheduled home game against DePaul on Wednesday also was postponed.

Their next scheduled game is Jan. 26 at Xavier.

Michigan State also announced the postponement of its game on Sunday against Indiana because of multiple positive COVID-19 cases within the program.

That is the second straight postponed game for the Spartans (8-4, 2-4 Big Ten), who also were forced to call off their game set for Thursday against No. 5 Iowa.

Coach Tom Izzo announced Wednesday that his son, Steven, as well as Mady Sissoko both tested positive for the virus. An unidentified third person in the program also tested positive later. They must remain isolated for at least 10 days and away from the team for 17 days.

"I'm really disappointed, but it just goes to prove that this can affect anyone," Tom Izzo said in a statement Wednesday night. "I feel so comfortable that me, my son and my players did everything possible and followed every protocol as best we could. I'm really, really impressed with the way they have conducted themselves.

"This virus does not discriminate, and I can't emphasize enough how important it is to wear a mask, wash your hands and follow protocols."

Izzo had his own battle with COVID-19 in November.

--Field Level Media

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