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Wednesday / February 24.
  • Iona announces second COVID shutdown

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Iona announced its second COVID shutdown on Tuesday following a positive test from a Tier-1 individual associated with the men’s basketball team.

    Earlier in the day, Rick Pitino’s club announced its game with Towson had been canceled after that program had a positive test.

    Iona (5-3, 3-1 MAAC) had a COVID pause to start the season and played its first game at Seton Hall Nov. 30.

    The Gaels are next slated to play Saint Peter’ Jan. 15-16.

    Pitino said before the season began he supported pushing the start of the season back until March and having “May Madness” for the NCAA Tournament.

    UConn has also had two separate COVID pauses and is due to play its next game Wednesday against DePaul after having had five games this month postponed or canceled.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.