Women’s basketball postpones fifth straight game

K-State women's basketball Head Coach Jeff Mittie walks to the locker room in the Wildcat's victory over Fort Hays State in Bramlage Coliseum on Nov. 1, 2019. (Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

For the third straight week, the women’s basketball team will go without competition. The originally scheduled matchup with the Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Jan. 17 is postponed as the Wildcats can’t meet the Big 12 Conference’s roster threshold.

This is the fifth straight game that the Wildcats postponed since the program was put on pause on Jan. 6 because of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. The Big 12 roster threshold states a team must have at least six scholarship athletes available for competition — something the Wildcats have not met.

This is the longest streak by any Big 12 team this year. The Wildcat’s next scheduled game is Jan. 20 at West Virginia — a team the Wildcats were supposed to play at home on Jan. 5.

As of Jan. 11, there are 477 active COVID-19 cases in Riley County, putting the total number of positive cases at 5,384 since the pandemic began.

The Wildcats and Cowgirls will work with the Big 12 Conference to reschedule the game later in the season.

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