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Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey has tested positive for coronavirus and team activities have restricted. Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP

 

The No. 6 Baylor women are restricting team activities after Coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19, and have canceled Thursday’s much-anticipated home game against No. 4 UConn.

Mulkey missed Baylor’s win Saturday at TCU because of contact tracing after being exposed to a family member who tested positive. Mulkey initially tested negative and was in self quarantine. She had planned to rejoin the team Monday, but tested positive that day and will isolate for an additional 10 days.

The school said Baylor’s participation in upcoming games will be determined by how long the program is restricting activity with safety of the program and its members driving those decisions. The next scheduled game for the Lady Bears is Sunday against Kansas State.

UConn is next scheduled to play at home Saturday against Providence. In that game, coach Geno Auriemma is seeking his 1,098th win, which would tie him with the late Pat Summitt for second on the all-time wins list behind Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer (1,103).

(2) LOUISVILLE 96, UT MARTIN 61: Dana Evans scored 22 of her career-high 29 points in the first half to spur Louisville (8-0) to a rout of UT Martin (2-3).

The Cardinals outscored the Skyhawks 28-11 in the second quarter to lead 49-24 at halftime.

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(4) TEXAS 78, IOWA STATE 72: Andrew Jones scored 23 points and host Texas (9-1, 3-0 Big 12) held off Iowa State 7(2-6, 0-4).

Texas led by as much as 15 early in the second half and appeared to be cruising to an easy win over an Iowa State team that is still winless in conference play. But the Cyclones kept chipping away and made it tough for Texas to close out the game.

Jones’ driving baseline layup with 2:40 to play gave Texas a 72-63 cushion. The Cyclones got within 75-70 when Javan Johnson converted a three-point play with 28 seconds left, but the Longhorns closed it out from the free-throw line.

Johnson scored 21 points to lead Iowa State.

(18) TEXAS TECH 82, KANSAS STATE 71: Terrence Shannon Jr. beat the first-half buzzer with a jumper on his way to 22 points, Mac McClung added 16 and host Texas Tech (9-3, 2-2 Big 12) beat Kansas State (5-7, 1-3).

Marcus Santos-Silva scored 11 of his 14 points in the first half as the Red Raiders picked up their first conference home victory after losing two and beat the Wildcats in Lubbock for the seventh straight time.

(19) CLEMSON 74, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 70: Aamir Simms hit a go-ahead basket for a second straight game as host Clemson (9-1, 3-1 ACC) rallied from nine points down in the second half to beat North Carolina State (6-2, 2-1).

Nick Honor had 21 points and tied things at 62 with 38 seconds left in regulation to set up the extra period.

North Carolina State took its last lead on DJ Funderburk’s 3-pointer with 3:12 to go in OT. That’s when Simms got the ball down low for a basket to put Clemson ahead for good.

MEMPHIS: The Memphis game at UCF has been postponed hours before tipoff because of positive COVID-19 cases and ensuing contact tracing at the Florida school.

The American Athletic Conference announced the postponement around midday Tuesday. A new date has not been set.

This is the second straight road game for Memphis affected by the opposing team’s COVID issues. Memphis had been set to play at Temple last weekend before that game was postponed. Memphis now is set to host SMU on Thursday night.

GEORGIA TECH: Georgia Tech has shut down all men’s basketball athletic activities and postponed Wednesday night’s game at Notre Dame because of COVID-19 protocols.

No date has been set to make up the game against the Fighting Irish.

Georgia Tech (6-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) said it won’t resume athletic activities until it meets the guidelines set by the ACC Medical Advisory Group. The school gave no details on what caused the shutdown.

The shutdown comes with Georgia Tech in the midst of an impressive stretch after an 0-2 start. The Yellow Jackets have won six of their last seven games, including ACC victories over North Carolina and Wake Forest in the past week.

OREGON STATE: Saturday’s game in Boulder, Colorado has been postponed because of COVID-19 protocols in the Beavers’ program.

The schools and the Pac-12 are working to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the game. This marks the fifth schedule change for the Buffaloes and the third concerning a league opponent. Colorado’s Pac-12 opener at Arizona was moved from Dec. 2 to Dec. 28 due to a pause in the Buffaloes’ program.

Colorado’s home game against Washington State on Dec. 5 was postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Cougars’ program and has yet to be rescheduled.

Oregon State’s game at Utah on Wednesday also was postponed.


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