TU pauses men’s basketball season, player tests positive for COVID-19

By: Caitlyn Freeman, Assistant Editor and Jordan Kendall, Staff Writer

The Towson University (TU) Athletics Department announced that the Men’s Basketball season has been paused, Dec. 5.

The University made this decision due to one player testing positive for COVID-19. 

According to Towson Athletics, the team underwent routine testing on Friday, Dec. 4 and received the positive PCR test result on Saturday. 

The team’s next three games have been postponed, and the University will attempt to reschedule them for a later date. 

“Following Baltimore County Health Department medical and contact tracing guidelines, Towson’s home contests against George Washington on Dec. 7, La Salle on Dec. 16 and Morgan State on Dec. 19 have all been postponed,” emailed Towson Athletics. 

The Tigers have already faced three game postponements in the past week due to positive COVID-19 tests. 

It was announced on Nov. 30 that Towson’s game against UMD was canceled due to a positive COVD-19 within Towson’s Tier 1 support staff personnel. 

TU was set to play University of Maryland (UMD) on Dec. 1,Coppin State on Dec. 3. and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) on Dec. 5.

Towson is currently 0-3 after opening the season at the Mohegan Sun Bubbleville in Connecticut. Their closest game was against Buffalo, where the Tigers lost 74-65. 

The team is still slated to play on Dec. 22 against George Mason University. 

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