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Utah State joins NMSU as UTEP women scrap 2nd game due to Covid outbreak

A UTEP women's game at Don Haskins Center.
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A UTEP women's game at Don Haskins Center.

UPDATE, Dec. 3: The UTEP women's basketball team on Friday announced the scrapping of the second game in a row due to a Covid-19 outbreak among the team.

After postponing Wednesday's "Battle of I-10" against New Mexico State, the Miners said Saturday's game hosting Utah State would be cancelled as a result of the Covid situation.

The women's team is now scheduled to return to action on Dec. 13 at Texas State.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Nov. 29: EL PASO, Texas -- Wednesday's women's 'Battle of I-10' basketball game between UTEP and New Mexico State has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

In a statement Monday evening, UTEP athletic officials said there were "multiple positive Covid-19 cases... in the Miner program." In addition, contract tracing efforts also sidelined a number of other players who were exposed to infected teammates.

The game was scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Pan American Center at NMSU.

Officials said the game would be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.

Assuming enough of the impacted players are cleared to play, the women Miners would return to action on Dec. 4 against Utah State at the Don Haskins Center.

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