Michigan women's basketball game postponed due to inclement weather, rescheduled for Friday

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:47am

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will have to wait until Friday to get her team back on track.

Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico will have to wait until Friday to get her team back on track. Buy this photo
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The polar vortex already canceled classes for Wednesday and Thursday. Now, it’s postponed tonight’s Michigan women’s basketball game against Iowa. The game will now be played on Friday at noon. 

The game is set to be an exciting one, with the nation’s leading scorer Megan Gustafson coming to town. The matchup between Gustafson and Wolverine center Hallie Thome was one that fans were excited to see, but that bout will now be rescheduled for Friday in the wake of Ann Arbor receiving some of the coldest weather it has ever seen. 

The bout represents a chance for the Wolverines (12-9 overall, 3-6 Big Ten) to get back on track, coming in having lost four of their last five games. Michigan maintains a home record of 8-1, though, and in No. 13 Iowa, it had a chance to seize a signature win. 

That, for now, will be put on hold.

Michigan spokesperson Kurt Svodoba said Thursday morning that the postponement has made for a “crazy morning” so far, and stated that the teams have not yet set a date to potentially reschedule the game. A few hours later, the team announced the rescheduled time. Svodoba did, however, announce a deal that could excite some fans who will be unable to attend the game.

“Not only can (the ticket) be used for the rescheduled game, but it can also be used as a general admission ticket for any home game (this season),” he said.

Tickets for the original game can also be used Friday, though the game will no longer air on Big Ten Network. According to a press release sent by Iowa, details are still being hashed out on a live stream and radio coverage.

This article has been updated since original publication.