University of Maryland, George Mason Friday game canceled due to COVID-19 case

For the second time this week, a University of Maryland men’s basketball game has been cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 case.

After their game against Towson was called off due to a Tigers staffer testing positive, George Mason bowed out of their Friday tilt in College Park after a “positive COVID-19 test within the program.”

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The Patriots’ athletic department declined to specify what position the person – or people – occupy in the program.

The Terrapins next game is slated for Saturday against James Madison in Harrisonburg.

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The game against the Dukes was added to replace the Towson game.

Despite their proximity, Maryland and James Madison have played just once.

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In 1987, the Terrapins thwarted the Dukes 90-76 after Derrick Lewis recorded the first triple-double in program history – scoring 29 points, hauling in 23 rebounds, and recording 12 blocks.

Maryland is off to a 3-0 start on the season.