Sunday's UMD basketball games vs. Winona State canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests

The Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams played the Warriors on Saturday. Now the Warriors are reporting positive COVID-19 test results.

Joshua Brown (1) of Minnesota Duluth pushes up against Devin Whitelow (20) and Dalante Peyton (10) of Winona State on the way to the basket during Saturday's game at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth. UMD defeated Winona State 81-59. (Clint Austin /

Minnesota Duluth's men's and women's basketball games against Winona State on Sunday were canceled just hours before tip-off due to positive COVID-19 test results within both of the Warriors' basketball programs .

The UMD men opened the 2020-21 season against the Warriors on Saturday at Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, winning 81-59 in a game that was played on the UMD campus without any fans.

The Bulldogs women defeated the Warriors 68-47 on Saturday in Winona, Minnesota, to open their season. That game was also played minus fans, on the Winona State campus.

Both teams were scheduled to play again Sunday with the men tipping off at 4 p.m. in Duluth and the women at 2 p.m. in Winona. Neither game will be made up.

Due to possible exposure from playing the Warriors this weekend, UMD athletics said the men's and women's basketball programs will be following applicable state, local and university guidelines, and contact tracing is underway.


The Bulldogs men's squad is scheduled to play at Minot State on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, next while the women are scheduled to host the Beavers on Friday and Saturday in their first games of the season at Romano. A determination on the status of those games will be made later this week.

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