Georgia State’s COVID-related pause leads to another postponement

Georgia State coach Rob Lanier shouts instructions in the second half during a Sun Belt Conference college basketball game in Atlanta on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Georgia State won 84-62 over UL Monroe. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Georgia State coach Rob Lanier shouts instructions in the second half during a Sun Belt Conference college basketball game in Atlanta on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Georgia State won 84-62 over UL Monroe. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Georgia State’s home basketball game against Coastal Carolina scheduled for Friday night was postponed, but the teams’ game set for Saturday afternoon remains on the schedule.

The Georgia State program was put on pause Friday because of “multiple COVID-19 positive test results impacting Tier 1 individuals,” the school reported then. That included players, coaches, and support staff, the school said.

As a result of that pause, Georgia State postponed two games at Troy over the past weekend, and the pause led to the postponement of Friday’s game. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 2 p.m. at GSU Sports Arena.

The Panthers are 7-2 this season, with a season-opening victory against Georgia Tech. They are 1-1 in Sun Belt Conference play, with both games against Coastal Carolina on Jan. 1-2.

Both programs are seeking alternatives to make up Friday’s game, Georgia State said in a news release Thursday.