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COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the calendar of women’s college basketball.

Brown is the latest program to lose a game due to health and safety protocols. The Ivy League announced on Tuesday that Dartmouth could not face the Bears at Pizzitola Center on Saturday.

The Big Green have reported virus issues in their schedule and will also miss a game against Yale. Both contests will be reset for a date and time to be determined. That leaves Brown with only one Friday night (6:00 p.m.) home game against Harvard.

The Bears lost their league opener to Penn on Sunday. They were scheduled to play five of their first six Ivy games on the East Side, including meeting the Crimson. Brown hosts Princeton on Saturday (Jan.15) and hits the road for the first time when he visits the Bulldogs on Jan.17.

Providence remains on a COVID-19 hiatus but faces a busy period of action upon its return. Deferrals against Xavier and Butler were carried over to Jan.11 and Feb.16, respectively.

The Friars were set for a two-game road trip to face the Musketeers and Bulldogs on December 31 and January 2. Instead, Xavier was placed in the gap between Friday’s home games with DePaul and Jan. 14 with St. John’s. Butler is now embarking on a three-game road trip that will feature Seton Hall on February 18 and the Red Storm on February 20.

Providence has not spoken since a December 19 home loss to Creighton. The Friars had won five of the game’s six games, including a split against Villanova and Georgetown in their first two league games.

Meanwhile, two University of Rhode Island women’s basketball games are among the 16 that have been rescheduled by the Atlantic 10.

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The Rams are now scheduled to host Massachusetts on January 17 and Dayton on February 16. Both games will be played at the Ryan Center.

The URI has been on a COVID-19 hiatus since its non-conference program closed with a Dec. 19 victory over Boston University. The Rams are expected to visit Fordham in their new league opener on Sunday and will play their first home game on Jan.15 against George Mason.

The URI women were supposed to face the Flyers on New Years Day and the Minutemen on Wednesday. Those two games have been postponed due to the lack of seven available stock players and a coach for the Rams. URI sits on a 10-3 overall record and a three-game winning streak.

Placing the UMass women there gives the Rams four games in seven days. The URI was originally to have four days off between tipping with the Patriots and a visit to Duquesne. The Rams are now in a row at home against George Mason and the Minutemen with trips to George Washington and the Dukes.

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Report: URI men will play in Dayton

A source at the conference told The Journal that the URI men’s basketball team will likely face Dayton the week of February 14. URI and the Flyers have had their scheduled Dec. 30 league opener postponed due to virus issues among the Rams. URI ended their break with a 70-55 victory over American International on Sunday.

The Rams hosted Davidson on February 12 and originally had seven days between that game and a trip on February 19 to fight the Colonials. URI is expected to host Dayton at some point in between – TV programming is probably the last hurdle. The Rams have opening dates February 14 and 16 at the Ryan Center.

La Salle and George Mason have yet to be reprogrammed for the URI men. The Rams were supposed to play the Explorers and ended up with the Yellow Jackets. Wednesday’s trip to fight the Patriots is on hold due to virus issues within the George Mason program.

– Bill Koch

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