No. 5/6 Indiana is going to have some time off. Ultimately, that may prove beneficial.
Over the last two days the IU women’s program has announced the postponement of its previously scheduled games at home against Michigan State on Jan. 19 and at Iowa on Jan. 23. In both cases IU cited “COVID-19 protocols within the Indiana program” as the reason for the postponements.
The three programs will actively work with the Big Ten Conference to find rescheduled dates to play the games.
Indiana does not have anything longer than a four-day layoff between scheduled games for the remainder of its regular season. The Hoosiers’ next scheduled game is now Jan. 27 vs. Illinois in Bloomington. Their regular season concludes on Feb. 25 at Maryland and the Big Ten Tournament begins on March 2. IU also has a game at Rutgers that it needs to reschedule. That game was postponed by Rutgers.
If any of the games are not able to be rescheduled, they would count as a “no contest” for both teams.
Indiana (14-2) currently leads the Big Ten with a 6-0 mark. But they have been playing shorthanded of late and might be able to use the break to get healthy.
Coming off an overtime win at Purdue, the Hoosiers have played the last two games without leading scorer Mackenzie Holmes as she recovers from a knee injury. Meanwhile starting guard Ali Patberg suffered an ankle injury during the Purdue game, and fellow starting guard Nicole Cardano-Hillary missed the Purdue game due to COVID-19 protocols.
Ticket holders will receive further information from the ticket office in regards to Wednesday’s event.
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