The COVID-19 pandemic has upended East Carolina’s basketball schedule again.
The school announced Wednesday that it is temporarily pausing all hoops activities in the wake of a positive COVID test and subsequent contact tracing resulting in the quarantining of individuals within the program.
The impact to ECU’s schedule so far is that games between the Pirates and Temple, scheduled for Feb. 11 in Philadelphia and Feb. 13 in Greenville, have been postponed.
A similar disruption of the schedule occurred last month when ECU games with Temple and South Florida were postponed after a COVID event. In the interim, Pirate head coach Joe Dooley was diagnosed with the virus and missed the team’s return to action on Jan. 24 against Memphis and its subsequent Jan. 27 contest against Central Florida.
The American Athletic Conference has also announced schedule changes affecting other league schools.
The Cincinnati-Memphis game, scheduled for Feb. 11 in Memphis, has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases and the contact tracing of student-athletes at Memphis.
The postponement of the Cincinnati-Memphis game opened an opportunity for Cincinnati to host Temple on Friday, Feb. 12, completing the teams’ two-game season series.