Duquesne has postponed its men’s basketball game scheduled for Sunday against VCU after a positive COVID-19 test with the Dukes program and also has postponed its women’s basketball game scheduled for Sunday at St. Bonaventure due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Duquesne men had been scheduled to host the Rams with a 4 p.m. tipoff on Sunday, but a positive test within the Tier-I personnel group at Duquesne prompted its postponement. It’s unclear if or when the Atlantic-10 will reschedule the game.
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Duquesne also had several non-conference games and its A-10 season opener at Richmond canceled or postponed back in December after positive tests within the program. The Dukes’ game scheduled for Dec. 30 at St. Louis was postponed after a positive test amongst the Billikens.
After the VCU game, Duquesne’s next scheduled contest is for Feb. 13 at George Mason. The postponement comes after Duquesne won its last three games, including a win over defending A-10 champs Dayton to open the UPMC Chuck Cooper Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The Duquesne women had been expected to emerge from a three-week absence due to COVID-19 issues. The Duke have not played since a Jan. 17 loss against La Salle, with games against George Mason, Davidson, Fordham, Dayton, St. Louis and now St. Bonaventure all called off. Duquesne has played just five A-10 games. The Dukes’ next game is currently scheduled for Feb. 12 at George Washington.