Baylor Bears head coach Kim Mulkey has tested positive for COVID-19. Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 Baylor women's basketball restricts team activities, cancels game vs. No. 3 UConn

A highly anticipated women's college basketball game between the No. 6-ranked Baylor Lady Bears and UConn Huskies, No. 3 in the nation, is off. 

Baylor has confirmed that its program is temporarily restricting team activities after head coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. The Lady Bears will conduct additional testing to determine their next steps but did announce that they won't face UConn on Thursday, as planned. 

In the prepared statement, Mulkey explained that she was exposed to an active coronavirus case on Christmas Day. That caused her to miss her team's victory over the TCU Horned Frogs this past Saturday even though she produced three negative tests before that contest.

"However, I decided that it was important to continue quarantining in case the virus took time to come to fruition," Mulkey said. "I tested positive yesterday (Jan. 4) and will now isolate. If I have no symptoms, I will re-join the program on Jan. 15. While I am disappointed and hate to be away from the program, Baylor women's basketball is in good hands with our coaches and support staff."

Baylor, 8-1 on the year, remained scheduled to play against the Kansas State Wildcats this coming Sunday as of the posting of this piece. 

The unbeaten Huskies (6-0) will take on the Providence Friars this Saturday afternoon. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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