New Mexico State women’s hoops extends pause after more positive COVID-19 tests

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LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (KTSM) – The New Mexico State women’s basketball team has extended its pause of activities after multiple positive cases of COVID-19 were discovered, the school announced on Saturday.

As a result, the Aggies’ WAC road series with UTRGV, slated for Jan. 29-30, has been canceled, and an NMSU official said it is highly unlikely the series will be made up.

The hope is that NMSU will be able to return to practice the week of Feb. 1.

The Aggies had their first case of COVID-19 of the entire pandemic on Sunday, resulting in the initial pause of activities.

The NMSU men’s team was able to return to work outs on Saturday at the Pan American Center; the Aggies had been on pause since Jan. 4 and have not played a game since late December.

All Tier One individuals at NMSU have received three COVID-19 tests per week since the beginning of November.  

New Mexico State currently sits at 1-1 in the WAC after one series of league play, splitting with GCU in Phoenix to open the conference season.  

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