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Baylor women's basketball to resume play; coach Kim Mulkey to be game-day call

The No. 6 Baylor women's basketball team, which has been on a COVID-19 pause since Jan. 5, will be back in action Saturday against visiting Iowa State (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU). However, coach Kim Mulkey's availability won't be determined until game day.

Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 4 after she was exposed to the virus Dec. 25 by a family member who tested positive.

She missed Baylor's last game, a 74-50 victory at TCU on Jan. 2 in which her longtime assistant, associate head coach Bill Brock, served as head coach. Brock will do the same Saturday if Mulkey is not cleared to rejoin the team.

In a Zoom call Friday, Baylor did not say if any players were unavailable for Saturday's game but said the team meets roster requirements.

Baylor's game against No. 4 UConn, scheduled for Jan. 7, was canceled, and games against Big 12 foes Kansas State (Jan. 10) and Kansas (Jan. 13) were postponed.

Iowa State beat Baylor 57-56 in Ames, Iowa, last March, ending the Lady Bears' 58-game Big 12 regular-season winning streak. It was both teams' final game of the season, as the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments were canceled.