After COVID-19 caused all sorts of scheduling issues the last two-ish months, previously postponed games are finally being played.
On Friday morning, Kentucky Women’s Basketball announced its matchup against Mississippi State, which was originally planned for Jan. 3, has been rescheduled for Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m. EST inside Memorial Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network+. These two sides actually rescheduled this game once already for Jan. 13, although it was postponed for a second time.
Of the four games that UK has had postponed due to COVID-19 reasons this season, three of them have officially been played or rescheduled. The Dec. 17 matchup against Morgan State has yet to find a new date.
Rescheduling Mississippi State for Feb. 15 will unfortunately force Kentucky into another tight turnaround between games. UK will face Alabama on the road on Feb. 13, MSU at home on Feb. 15, then Vanderbilt at home on Feb. 17 — three games across five days. The ‘Cats are currently in the midst of a four-game stretch across seven days, of which it is 1-2 so far.
The packed schedule combined with a severe lack of depth has put Kentucky in a tough spot midway through the SEC slate. UK is just 9-8 on the season and 2-5 in the conference, dropping five of its six previous outings. Rhyne Howard has been putting up All-American numbers, but the wins haven’t followed.
A break is much-needed, which will finally come after this Sunday’s road matchup against LSU. UK will have seven days off before facing Texas A&M at home on Feb. 6.