Villanova Wildcats' next 3 games postponed due to COVID-19 issues

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Monday, January 4, 2021
Villanova's Jay Wright coaches during an NCAA college basketball game against Butler, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Villanova's next three games have been postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the men's basketball program.

The Wildcats (8-1) were scheduled to play Tuesday at DePaul, Friday vs. Marquette, and Jan. 13 at Xavier.

No makeup dates have been announced.

Coach Jay Wright announced last week he had tested positive for COVID-19 and the program paused all activities. Wright was scheduled to return to practice on Tuesday.

"We are obviously going through a tough time right now in our program," Wright said in a statement. "We had quarantined for 10 days with nine consecutive days of negative tests for all players. On the 11lth day of our quarantine we practiced together, for the first time (Sunday). We test every day before practice. So, today we were getting ready to practice and head to DePaul this afternoon, and we learned we had two positive tests from players. That immediately shuts us down and puts us into a 10-day quarantine at least. That's what we know exactly at this time. We're in that mode of trying to figure that out."