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Rutgers women’s basketball postpones third consecutive game due to COVID-19 concern within program

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Thursday’s game vs. Northwestern was officially postponed.

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Rutgers women’s basketball announced on Tuesday morning that a third consecutive game has been postponed due to COVID-19 concern within the program.

The women’s basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 14 between Rutgers and Northwestern has been postponed due to continued COVID-19 concern within the Rutgers program. Rutgers’ scheduled games with Purdue on Jan. 7 and at Ohio State on Jan. 10 had previously been postponed.

The decision to postpone was made jointly by the Rutgers University Department of Athletics and its sports medicine staff in consultation with the Northwestern program and the Big Ten Conference. The schools will work with the Conference office to identify potential rescheduling options later this season.

The health, safety and well-being of the student-athletes, the program’s coaching and support staff, and event personnel are the guiding concerns of all decision making within Rutgers Athletics. The program will resume its game schedule when its medical staff determines it is safe to do so based on protocols established by the Big Ten Conference.

The Scarlet Knights haven’t played since a 53-50 loss at Nebraska on January 3. It was announced two days later that the January 7 game against Purdue was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program.

The team is currently 5-3 overall this season and 1-3 in Big Ten play. Arella Guirantes was recently named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List.

UPDATE 1/14/21: