Iona men’s basketball fans learned Thursday morning that their team’s first home game had been canceled. The news came from a pretty reliable source: Rick Pitino.
The Gaels’ new coach broke the news on his Twitter account, @RealPitino, when he revealed that opponent Merrimack had a positive COVID-19 test within its program.
“Game tonight cancelled due to a positive in Merrimack’s program. What a mess. Hopefully, we’ll someday celebrate our freedom from this virus. Stay safe,” Pitino said.
Iona Gaels head coach Rick Pitino points during the second half against the Seton Hall Pirates at Prudential Center on Nov. 30, 2020 in Newark, N.J. (Photo: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
The Hall-of-Fame coach has been a proponent for months that the NCAA should delay