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The UCLA women’s basketball team had its season opener postponed Wednesday afternoon after a delay in receiving the COVID-19 test results for Cal State Fullerton’s team, according to a release from the UCLA athletic department.
The game is scheduled to be made up on Friday at 4 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. Fullerton issued a statement saying it expects to have test results in the next 24-36 hours so the teams can play Friday.
The ninth-ranked Bruins were scheduled to take on the Titans at 2 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. At 2:34 p.m., the status of the game was changed to delayed before an official postponement was announced at 3:33 p.m.
Some UCLA players went on the court during the delay to kill time by shooting. The Titans reportedly remained on their bus outside the arena.
One of the UCLA assistant coaches tweeted a photo of players lying on the hardwood roughly an hour after the scheduled tip-off.
Patiently waiting! pic.twitter.com/lqmBOjEK01
— Tasha Brown (@CoachTasha) November 25, 2020
Neither UCLA coach Cori Close or any student-athletes were available for comment.
More to come on this story.
— Beth Harris (@bethharrisap) November 25, 2020