Adia Barnes and Aari McDonald won’t get to visit their old stomping grounds this week after all. It was announced Wednesday that Arizona’s road game at Washington on Friday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the UW program.
Tip-off was scheduled for 9 p.m. MST on the Pac-12 Network. A UA release says the conference will work to find a suitable makeup date.
“The news of the cancellation is very disappointing to student-athletes, coaches and fans,” the release said. “However, health and safety must remain our top priorities as we move forward.”
It’s the first Pac-12 game that Arizona won’t play as scheduled. However, its road game at Washington State on Sunday is still on for noon MST on the Pac-12 Network.
The Cougars, a surprise team in the conference, won’t play Friday either as Arizona State isn’t making the trip for either game in Washington due to COVID-19 issues within their program.
The Wildcats are looking to improve on their 6-1 start to conference play and Washington would have been a good opponent for that. The Huskies are 1-5 in the Pac-12. Barnes coached at UW and McDonald played for them before they joined the UA program.
Due to recent COVID-19 impacts within the Washington program, our game at Washington has been postponed.
The Pac-12 Conference will work with the programs to attempt to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the game.
Our game at Washington State will go on as scheduled.
— Arizona Women’s Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) January 6, 2021