By Harry Allison
Villanova coach Jay wright and one other staffer have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Cats hoops program is on hold.
“Our players have been very diligent and disciplined with all of the COVID protocols,” Wright said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, we have had two staff members test positive. I am one of them. My symptoms are mild, and we remain connected as a team and staff by phone and Zoom. I am grateful to our team physician, Dr. Mike Duncan, who has worked tirelessly to help guide us safely through this.”
The Wildcats are 8-1 and 3-0 in Big East play. As a result of the shutdown, the game against the Xavier Musketeers on Jan. 2 has been postponed. There hasn’t been a ruling regarding the games after that yet, or when the Xavier game will be rescheduled.