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Report: COVID concerns halt UCLA-Washington game

Field Level Media
04 Dec 2021, 10:19 GMT+10

Washington will not play its scheduled home game against No. 5 UCLA on Sunday because of COVID-19 concerns within the Huskies' program, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

It is not known if the game will be rescheduled or considered a forfeit.

The Huskies were supposed open Pac-12 Conference play on Thursday at No. 11 Arizona, but that game was not played and is being listed as "postponed" on the athletic department's website.

A previous L.A. Times report indicated that seven Washington players and coaches tested positive this week, citing an anonymous source.

Pac-12 officials indicated before the basketball season that teams unable to play because of COVID-19 concerns might have to forfeit games. All indications are that the Pac-12 is trying to reschedule the Washington-Arizona contest.

The Huskies lost to Nevada in the final game of last week's Crossover Classic at Sioux Falls, S.D. Nevada then returned home to face Pepperdine on Tuesday, but did so without head coach Steve Alford due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Washington dropped an 82-74 decision to Winthrop last Saturday.

The Huskies were supposed to be facing three highly-regarded programs in succession: Arizona, UCLA, and No. 3 Gonzaga. The road game against Gonzaga is scheduled for Dec. 12.

--Field Level Media

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