Nebraska basketball announced on Monday night that the program has paused team activities following positive COVID-19 test results within its Tier 1 personnel (players, coaches and staff in regular contact with the team).
Wednesday’s home game against Illinois has been postponed. The two schools will work with the conference to reschedule the game and the status of future games has not yet been determined.
Wednesday’s game at Nebraska has been postponed after positive COVID-19 testing within the Huskers program. pic.twitter.com/6faf0ZgZVK
— Illinois Basketball (@IlliniMBB) January 12, 2021
The next game on Nebraska’s schedule would be Sunday at Maryland.
Nebraska’s statement said the individuals who have tested positive are in isolation and the program will “conduct all the necessary procedures included in the Big Ten Conference protocols.”
Nebraska’s game last Tuesday at Purdue was postponed out of caution after testing results on Nebraska’s side. The Huskers hosted Indiana as scheduled on Sunday but played without sophomore big man Yvan Ouedraogo, who Fred Hoiberg said would be out for an extended period. Freshman center Eduardo Andre also missed Nebraska’s first six games of the season, though the Huskers avoided a pause after his presumed positive test.
Nebraska announced on Tuesday that the Huskers’ game at Maryland on Saturday has also been postponed and that the schools would work with the Big Ten to “identify rescheduling options.” The status for future games has not yet been determined. Nebraska’s next scheduled game is Jan. 20 at home against Minnesota.
Nebraska is 4-8 on the season, including 0-5 in Big Ten play.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.