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Rutgers women's basketball game postponed due to positive coronavirus results

Freshman center Sakima Walker, fifth-year senior Arella Guirantes and sophomore forward Tyia Singleton have not played since Jan. 3 due to coronavirus disease (COVOD-19) within the program. – Photo by Rutgers Womens Basketball / Twitter

The Rutgers women’s basketball team's game against Indiana yesterday was postponed due to positive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) results among tier-one individuals, according to Rutgers Athletics.

The Scarlet Knights (5-3, 1-3) have not played a game since Jan. 3 in a loss to Nebraska. In 32 days, Rutgers has had to postpone eight games, including its first against the Hoosiers (10-4, 8-2). The Knights have only played eight games this season.

“The schools will work with the (Big Ten) office to identify potential rescheduling options later this season,” according to Rutgers Athletics.

This comes on the heels of freshman point guard Diamond Johnson being named a top 10 candidate for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award. Johnson scored 19 points in Rutgers' last outing in a loss to the Cornhuskers (9-5, 7-4) more than a month ago. She is second in points per game for the Knights behind redshirt senior guard Arella Guirantes.

Rutgers now has eight remaining games on its schedule. They are set to take on Nebraska at the Rutgers Athletic Center this Sunday. The Big Ten championship tournament will begin in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 9 and continue through March 13.


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