UTAH UTES

Utah Women’s Basketball Cancels Two Non-Conference Games Due To COVID-19

Nov 23, 2020, 7:01 PM

University of Utah Utah women's basketball coach Lynne Roberts during practice in the Huntsman Cent...

University of Utah Utah women's basketball coach Lynne Roberts during practice in the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah women’s basketball team announced that they have paused all basketball activities for the time being.

The program is pausing activities due to a COVID-19 positive case and resulting isolation of additional student-athletes under contract tracing protocols.

Utah was scheduled to begin the season on Wednesday, November 25 against Southern Utah. They had one other non-conference game against Utah Valley on Saturday, November 28. Those two games have been canceled.

Utah Athletics added that the teams’ situation will be evaluated after that.

“Our top priority is the health and safety of our student-athletes, and all of our decisions will be guided by that principle,” the statement read.

Utah’s next scheduled game is Friday, December 4 on the road against Oregon State.

The Utes were picked to finish 8th in the Pac-12 preseason media and coaches polls. They finished the 2019-20 season with a 14-17 record before falling to Oregon in the second round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

Entering her sixth season at the helm, Lynne Roberts returns a ton of talented players including Brynna Maxwell, Dru Gylten, Andrea Torres, Lola Pendande, Niyah Becker and Kemery Martin among others. Roberts has also recruited very well and will bring in a talented 2020 class, which includes Kennady McQueen, Peyton McFarland, Kelsey Rees and Donna Ntambue.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

utah athletic director mark harlan stands in front of Huntsman Center...

Brian Preece

Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan Excited To Renew In-State Football Rivalries

2024 figures to be a transformative season for the Mark Harlan and the U of U as it transitions into the Big 12 after 14 years in the Pac 12.

9 hours ago

andre jackson...

Brian Preece

Locals in MLB: Former Ute Continuing Baseball Dream In Japan

For Andre Jackson, the scenery can't get much different after trading MLB glory for a chance to kickstart his career in Japan.

12 hours ago

amelie-morgan-far-right-holds-up-bronze-medal-during-tokyo-olympics-with-team-great-britain-teammat...

Michelle Bodkin

Amelie Morgan Temporarily Departs Utah Gymnastics In Pursuit Of Olympic Dream

Amelie Morgan competed in her last meet with the Red Rocks against UCLA before hopping on a flight for London to pursue her Olympic dream.

1 day ago

maile-okeefe-celebrates-big-beam-routine-2023...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Gymnast Maile O’Keefe Up For AAI Award Again

Maile O'Keefe was nominated once again for the AAI Award which is given annually to the best female senior gymnast in the country.

1 day ago

red-rocks-at-sprouts-farmers-market-collegiate-quad-meet-at-maverik-center-2024...

Michelle Bodkin

Utah Gymnastics Remain Rock Solid In Road To Nationals Rankings

The Red Rocks continue to sit at No. 4 in the latest Road to Nationals rankings despite having a BYE last week.

1 day ago

dasia-young-dribbles-ball-against-ucla-2024...

Michelle Bodkin

Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Power Rankings: A Top-Heavy Conference

The Pac-12 is a top-heavy conference when it comes women’s basketball in week eight making it a slugfest to the finish line.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Utah Women’s Basketball Cancels Two Non-Conference Games Due To COVID-19