The Duke women’s basketball program has decided to end its 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 concerns, the Associated Press reported Friday.
The men’s team planned to continue the season, according to the report.
Under first-year head coach Kara Lawson, the Blue Devils (3-1) have been on pause since Dec. 16 due to two positive coronavirus tests within the team’s traveling party.
Duke postponed or canceled games this month against Miami, North Carolina State and UNC Wilmington. The next scheduled game was Dec. 31 against No. 2 Louisville.
Duke would be the first Power Five school to have started this season and later decided not to finish it. The Ivy League and a few other programs opted not to play this year amid the pandemic.
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