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UVa notebook: Women's hoops matchup with Notre Dame postponed

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Virginia head coach Tina Thompson watches guard Carole Miller go for the ball during a game against UCF on Nov. 17, 2021 at John Paul Jones Arena.

Thursday’s scheduled women’s basketball matchup between Virginia and Notre Dame at John Paul Jones Arena has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, the school announced on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers have entered the ACC’s COVID-19 protocols along with the Pittsburgh women’s basketball team, which had its next two games (vs. Georgia Tech on Thursday and at Boston College on Sunday) postponed.

As of now, Virginia’s scheduled matchup with Miami on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena is still on.

A makeup date for the Virginia-Notre Dame game is yet to be determined. The school said in a release that the UVa Athletic Ticket Office will contact ticket holders directly with options under its Fans First program.

The Cavaliers have now had two consecutive games called off due to COVID-19 issues. Virginia’s matchup with Texas Southern on Dec. 22 was cancelled due to COVID-19 issues within the Texas Southern program. The Cavaliers (3-8, 0-1 ACC) have not played a game since an 82-55 loss to N.C. State on Dec. 19.

UVa-Syracuse tip time changed

Saturday’s men’s basketball matchup between Virginia and Syracuse will now tip off at 6 p.m. instead of 8 p.m., the ACC announced Wednesday. The game will still air on ACC Network.

The time change for the Virginia-Syracuse game was one of several schedule alterations announced by the ACC on Thursday.

Saturday’s Duke-Notre Dame game has been postponed, the North Carolina-Boston College game has been moved to from Saturday to Sunday at either noon or 1 p.m. and the Louisville-Georgia Tech game has been moved from Saturday at 2 p.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

Boston College, Duke and Georgia Tech are currently in the ACC’s COVID protocols.

Virginia splits wrestling duals

The Virginia wrestling team (3-2) split a pair of duals on Wednesday, defeating SIU-Edwardsville (0-6) 34-3 in the first match of the day before falling to No. 24 Northwestern (2-0) 18-16 in a tight dual in the finale.

Jay Aiello went 3-0 on the day after seeing action for the first time in the collegiate season on Wednesday. Justin McCoy improved to 5-0 in duals this season and is 9-0 on the season.


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