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Syracuse women’s basketball game at Notre Dame postponed

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The decision was made after the confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test within the Notre Dame program.

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NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball game at Notre Dame scheduled for Thursday, February 18 has been postponed due to a positive test in the Irish program.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced earlier this week that Notre Dame was in COVID protocol. Syracuse’s Louisville game (Feb. 14) was also postponed earlier this week due to a positive test in the Cardinal program.

‘Cuse stands at 11-5 on the season with an 8-5 record in conference competition. The Orange are in fourth place in the conference standings and projected as a seventh seed in ESPN’s Bracketology by Charlie Creme.

Three-time ACC Freshman of the Week Kamilla Cardoso leads Syracuse with 15.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Kiara Lewis stands just behind Cardoso in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per contest. Emily Engstler is making a name for herself as ACC Sixth Player of the Year, averaging a near double-double this season with 9.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest off the bench. Tiana Mangakahia (10.8 pts) is also contributing double-figure scoring for ‘Cuse this season while dishing out 7.7 assists per game.

Last time out, the Orange lost on the road to Florida State Thursday night, 52-67. Three Orange players reached double-figure scoring, including Cardoso (14 pts), Mangakahia (13), and Lewis (12).

Fan voting is now live for the Basketball Hall of Fame Awards. Vote Tiana Mangakahia for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year and Kamilla Cardoso for the Lisa Leslie Center of the Year.

Syracuse will now travel to Virginia Tech Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. EST on ACC RSN.