Report: Nebraska's basketball team quarantined in locker room (update)
Following a 89-64 loss in the Big Ten Tournament to Indiana, Nebraska’s team is now quarantined in the locker room amid heightened fears regarding the outbreak of coronavirus, according to Omaha World-Herald’s Christopher Heady.
Cornhuskers head coach Fred Hoiberg left the bench area just minutes before the end of the game due to an illness. He was reportedly taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, the team is quarantined in the locker room. Illness of any kind is obviously heightened due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Update: Hoiberg was diagnosed with a common cold and released from the hospital. After being quarantined for a while, the basketball team was able to leave the arena.
Hoiberg can be seen below with his head on his wrist, while an assistant coach rubbed sanitizer on his hands beside him.
Hoiberg clearly under the weather. pic.twitter.com/KqWoEhFdWj
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) March 12, 2020
Nebraska didn’t conduct a postgame press conference either.
The coronavirus has already prompted the NBA to suspended the season, and conference tournaments are being played without fans.