Richmond men’s basketball team pauses team activities due to COVID-19

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University of Richmond
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 12:24 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - For the second time this season, Richmond men’s basketball has halted team activities. The school announced on Tuesday that the program is now paused, after the latest round of COVID-19 testing and tracing.

This puts the status of Saturday’s meeting with VCU in question, though the program said in a release that “no decisions have been made related to any upcoming games for the Spiders.”

Richmond announced its first stoppage on December 1, which forced the postponement of its contests at Charleston and against Furman. Following that pause, head coach Chris Mooney said that the staff members who initially tested positive posted three subsequent negative tests, allowing the program to resume.

The Spiders do not have a mid-week opponent this week, with Saturday’s scheduled home match-up with the Rams as its next scheduled game.

Stay tuned to NBC12 for more updates.

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