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Syracuse women’s basketball postpones Virginia game

The Orange have not played since Dec. 20

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 05 ACC Women’s Tournament - Syracuse v Virginia Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team has postponed their contest versus Virginia, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 7. The decision was made after the confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test within the Syracuse program on Dec. 27 and the Virginia program on Dec. 30.

The Orange have not played a game since Dec. 20, where ‘Cuse defeated Boston College on the road, 83-70. A make up date for both the Virginia and the North Carolina games are to be determined by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“All basketball-related activities are paused and Syracuse athletics is working closely with Onondaga County Health Department, New York State Department of Public Health and the ACC Medical Advisory Group, to determine appropriate next steps. The team is adhering to all public health guidelines,” Syracuse Athletics stated.

Syracuse is still scheduled to play on Sunday, Jan. 10 versus Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome. The game is set for 2 p.m. on ESPNU. The Orange are currently ranked No. 22 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll with a 5-1 record and a 2-1 mark in ACC play. Freshman Kamilla Cardoso leads the Orange with 15.3 points per contest. Tiana Mangakahia and Kiara Lewis are also averaging double-digit scoring, with 12.5 and 11.0 points per game, respectively.