UConn women call off Friday game against DePaul

Published on Wednesday, 29 December 2021 20:57
Written by CARL ADAMEC

Journal Inquirer

The UConn women’s basketball team’s break will now last into 2022.

The Big East announced Tuesday that the 11th-ranked Huskies’ conference game against DePaul scheduled for Friday at Wintrust Arena in Chicago has been canceled due to COVID issues within the UConn program.

Per the Big East game cancellation policy, the conference office will attempt to reschedule the game in accordance with the parameters of the policy.

UConn’s game against Marquette scheduled for Wednesday at the XL Center in Hartford was canceled Sunday due to COVID issues within the Marquette program.

Providence and Georgetown also canceled games this week due to COVID issues within their programs.

The Huskies’ next scheduled game is against the Hoyas in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5.

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.

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.

Posted in New Britain Herald, UConn on Wednesday, 29 December 2021 20:57. Updated: Wednesday, 29 December 2021 21:00.