The Arizona women’s basketball team has seen three straight games get postponed due to COVID-19 issues within its program, but it should be ready to roll this weekend at Oregon State and Oregon.
UA head coach Adia Barnes took to Twitter on Monday to say that the team is “all good,” the “players are healthy” and “the person that contracted covid is great now!”
“The rest of us are all out of quarantine,” she continued. “No one else got it. I wasn’t as concerned for myself, I was scared to catch it and pass it to Capri and Matteo.”
We are all good. All of the players are healthy. The person that contracted covid is great now! The rest of us are all out of quarantine. No one else got it. I wasn’t as concerned for myself I was scared to catch it and pass it to Capri and Matteo.— ADIA BARNES ⬇️ (@AdiaBarnes) February 2, 2021
The Wildcats have not played since Jan. 22 due to COVID-19 protocols but have not had to pause basketball activities, either. They were rolling before the postponements, beating No. 12 Oregon, Oregon State and Colorado at home to improve to 11-2 overall and 9-2 in the Pac-12.
It is unclear when or if their postponed games vs. Utah, USC and UCLA will be rescheduled. Arizona’s Jan. 8 road game at Washington was postponed as well, though that was called off due to COVID-19 issues within UW’s program.
Despite being off for a week, Arizona actually moved up a spot to No. 9 in the latest AP poll. We should know more about the state of the team Wednesday when holds her weekly press conference. She did not hold one last week.
Salvo and I slept in a mask the first two days and we almost isolated from each other. One morning I woke up super achy and I was like noooooo. But then I remembered two days prior I rode the peloton.— ADIA BARNES ⬇️ (@AdiaBarnes) February 2, 2021