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Northwest Notes Dec. 5, 2020

| December 5, 2020 1:05 AM

WSU women’s basketball openers postponed due to COVID-19

The Washington State women's basketball team will not travel this weekend to face California for its season-opening game on Sunday, nor its following game Tuesday against Stanford, as both games have been postponed.

The decision was made under the Pac-12's basketball policy as Washington State does not have the minimum number of scholarship student-athletes (7) available for the games due to COVID-19 protocol and associated contact tracing.

The Stanford game was moved to Las Vegas because of a ban in Santa Clara County, where Stanford is located, of athletic activities that involve physical contact or that take place indoors. The ban runs through at least 5 a.m. PST on Dec. 21.

The Pac-12 Conference will attempt to find mutually agreeable dates to reschedule the contests.

Boise State to Host New Mexico Dec. 21 and 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The men's basketball series between Boise State and New Mexico has been rescheduled for Dec. 21 and 23 at ExtraMile Arena in Boise, the Mountain West Conference announced Friday.

The series, originally set for Dec. 3 and 5, will be the conference opener for both teams.

The matchup between the Broncos and Lobos on Dec. 21, will be televised by FS1. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MT. The start time and broadcast entity for the Dec. 23 game will be announced when available, as will the times and television selections for the remainder of the season.

Boise State's home game against Loyola Marymount, initially set for Dec. 22, will not be played as scheduled. The two teams will work together to find a future date.