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Kim Mulkey tests positive for COVID-19, Baylor game against UConn canceled

Baylor vs Kansas State game set for Saturday postponed
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Posted at 1:23 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 15:30:21-05

WACO, TX — Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey has tested positive for COVID-19 and the Baylor women's basketball game with UConn has been canceled.

Baylor has also postponed its matchup with Kansas State set for Saturday.

The Baylor women's basketball team began restricting team activities Tuesday after head coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Monday.

The program and Baylor medical staff are conducting additional COVID-19 testing to determine the length of the program's restricted activity.

Thursday's game with UConn in Waco has been canceled.

Further Baylor participation in upcoming contests will be determined by how long the program is restricting activity with safety of the program and its members driving those decisions.

Mulkey made the announcement on Tuesday saying she was exposed to COVID-19 by a family member on December 25.

"I immediately self quarantined and did not join the team when our staff and players came back from our holiday break on Dec. 28," Mulkey said.

Mulkey had three negative tests leading up to their game with TCU on Jan. 2 but she decided to continue quarantining. Mulkey missed the Jan. 2 contest at TCU due to contact tracing.

Mulkey tested positive on Jan. 4 and will now isolate.

"If I have no symptoms, I will rejoin the program on Jan. 15," the announcement said. "While I am disappointed and hate to be away from the program, Baylor women's basketball is in good hands with our coaches and support staff."