Gophers women’s basketball cancels home finale against No. 12 Michigan

Due to COVID-19 issues within the Minnesota program, both schools have mutually agreed to cancel Sunday’s game.

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Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Tony Liebert, Sports Reporter

Minnesota and Michigan have mutually agreed to cancel their Feb. 28 matchup due to “COVID-19 related issues” within the Minnesota program, Minnesota’s athletics department announced Saturday.

The Gophers’ contest against No. 12 Michigan was set to be their final home game of the season. Due to the limited time remaining the regular season, the game has been declared a no contest, rather than being rescheduled for a later date.

The Gophers will now go without playing the Wolverines in the 2020-21 regular season, as their first matchup was also canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Michigan program. The Wolverines have been one of the best teams in the Big Ten conference this season and they’re led by potential Big Ten player of the year Naz Hilmon, who averages 25.8 points-per-game ranking third in all of Division I.

Minnesota’s focus will now shift to March 5, as Minnesota is slated to take on Illinois in its final regular season game of the season. Postseason play will begin March 9 with the Big Ten conference tournament being scheduled to take place in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Gophers are currently projected as the 10th seed in the conference with a record of 7-10 and 8-11 overall.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.