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The season opener of the UCLA women’s basketball team was delayed Wednesday afternoon after a delay in receiving the COVID-19 test results for the Cal State Fullerton team, according to a message from UCLA’s athletics department.
The match will be made up on Friday at 4 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. Fullerton has released a statement saying it expects to have test results in the next 24-36 hours for the teams to play on Friday.
The ninth-seeded Bruins would take on the Titans at Pauley Pavilion at 2 p.m. At 2:34 PM, the game’s status was changed to postponed before an official postponement was announced at 3:33 PM
Some UCLA players took to the field during the delay to pass the time shooting. The Titans reportedly stayed outside the arena in their van.
One of UCLA’s assistant coaches tweeted a photo of players lying on the hardwood about an hour after the scheduled tip.
Patiently waiting! ⌛️🏀 pic.twitter.com/lqmBOjEK01
– Tasha Brown (@CoachTasha) November 25, 2020
Neither UCLA coach Cori Close nor student athletes were available for comment.
Cal State Fullerton’s men’s basketball season didn’t open as planned on Wednesday one of his players has tested positive for the corona virus.
The Titans would play the University of San Diego in its first game of the Husky Classic in Seattle. The tournament was canceled as both Fullerton and San Diego had to withdraw.
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– Beth Harris (@bethharrisap) November 25, 2020