(Editor's note: Montana State University media release)
BOZEMAN -- The ever-changing world of collegiate athletics has landed at the doorstep of the Montana State women’s basketball program.
The Bobcats found out Monday their game at Utah Valley on Dec. 12 was canceled as the Wolverine program was forced to pause all basketball activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Utah Valley game was on the back end of a two-game swing for the Bobcats in the Beehive State. MSU will play at Brigham Young on Dec. 10. The Montana State staff worked its contacts and picked up a game with Pac-12 foe Utah on Friday, Dec. 11 in Salt Lake City at 5 p.m.
In addition, Montana State also added a road contest at Portland on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. (MT).
“Portland reached out to us needing a game,” said MSU head coach Tricia Binford. “We were also fortunate to add Utah at such a late date. It takes an extraordinary amount of logistics to make it all work following all the protocols and we are very thankful that we could work something out with both Utah and Portland.”
The Bobcats will open their 2020-21 slate on Sunday, Dec. 6 when they host North Dakota at 2 p.m. in Worthington Arena.
Following guidance from the Gallatin City-County Health Department and Montana State University health officials, Bobcat men's and women's basketball seasons will open without fans. For video streaming and radio of Sunday's game visit msubobcats.com.