St. John’s hasn’t been forced to pause its season yet due to COVID-19, but its schedule has been impacted already.
Sunday’s home game against Sacred Heart and Tuesday’s contest with Fordham have already been canceled due to those programs entering a pause in recent days due to the virus. Now the Johnnies biggest non-conference contest, at No. 17 Texas Tech as part of the first annual Big East/Big 12 challenge, is off after the school opted against traveling to Lubbock, Texas due to concerns about the high positive rate of the virus in the area, sources confirmed to The Post.
Eight Big East teams have had to enter a 14-day pause, following an NCAA guideline, but St. John’s has so far steered clear of any positive tests.
In place of Texas Tech, St. John’s is hoping to add a game against BYU in the Mohegan Sun bubble on Wednesday, according to sources. St. John’s arrived at Mohegan Sun on Saturday night for its game on Monday against Boston College.
The Johnnies are in talks with multiple teams to replace Sacred Heart on Sunday at Carnesecca Arena, sources said.