COVID-19 has made its first impact on the UConn womenâ€™s basketball team's 2021-22 schedule.
The Big East announced Sunday that the 11th-ranked Huskies' conference game with Marquette slated for Wednesday at the XL Center in Hartford will not be played due to COVID issues within the Marquette program.
Per the Big East game cancellation policy, the conference office will attempt to reschedule the game in accordance with the policy.
UConn (6-3, 1-0 Big East) has not played since its 69-64 loss to Louisville in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena on Dec. 19. Marquette (9-3, 2-1) defeated Cincinnati 60-49 in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
A season ago, the Huskies had their appearances in the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge and the 2020 Jimmy V Women's Classic canceled after a member of their program (not a player or a coach) tested positive. They also had a non-conference showdown at Baylor and conference games against Villanova and at Providence canceled because of issues at their opponents' schools. In March, UConn coach Geno Auriemma -- who was fully vaccinated -- tested positive and missed the Huskies' opening NCAA tournament games in San Antonio with High Point and Syracuse.
The Huskies' next game is now scheduled for Friday at DePaul.
UConn announced that season ticket holders will retain access to their seats for any rescheduled contest. If a canceled game is unable to be rescheduled, UConn athletics will credit the account of a season ticket holder at the conclusion of the season. Fans who purchased a three-game mini-plan or single-game ticket to a canceled game, can utilize their same game ticket(s) for the rescheduled game.