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The CSUN men’s basketball team will begin at least a 14-day pause of all activities following a positive COVID-19 test, including canceling four games, the university announced Thursday.

Big West Conference home games against UC Irvine Friday and Saturday were canceled, along with road games at UC San Diego Jan. 8-9. The games will not be made up per Big West Conference policy.

The positive test was among what the university would only describe as within the program’s Tier-1 group. The NCAA defines Tier-1 as the highest exposure tier, consisting of individuals for whom physical distancing and face coverings are not possible or effective during athletic training or competition. It includes players, coaches, athletic trainers and physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials.

The Matadors are 4-3.

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