Louisiana women's basketball team has third game canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Tim Buckley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns women’s basketball game Saturday at Coastal Carolina has been canceled for “COVID-19 concerns within the Chanticleers' program," according to a news release from UL. 

Coastal Carolina also canceled its game Thursday night against UL Monroe.

The Ragin’ Cajuns (11-4, 3-2), coming off 55-46 loss Thursday at Appalachian State that ended their three-game win streak, don't play again until facing Louisiana-Monroe on Jan. 29 (2 p.m., ESPN+) at the Cajundome.

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The Cajuns also had two of their last five games canceled due to the virus.

They didn’t play their Jan. 6 game at Arkansas State due to COVID-19 concerns within their own program and didn’t play their Jan. 8 game at Little Rock due to COVID-19 concerns within the Trojans’ program.

Cajuns head coach Gary Brodhead as Louisianas Ragin Cajuns take on LSU womens basketball at the Cajundome. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.

According to new Sun Belt Conference rules put in place late last month, teams having at least seven available student-athletes and one coach are required to play. Teams may play with fewer than the minimum threshold, but when a team doesn’t have the minimum needed and opts not to play, the game is canceled, considered a no-contest and isn’t rescheduled as a conference contest.