USI men’s basketball team in quarantine again, will postpone next 3 games

USI men’s basketball team in quarantine again, will postpone next 3 games
USI Basketball (Source: WFIE)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - USI Men’s Basketball team is in quarantine again, causing them to postpone their next three games, according to school officials.

The Screaming Eagles’ games against Missouri University of Science and Technology, Maryville University and the University of Illinois Springfield will be postponed with possible rescheduling to be determined.

“On two of the three occasions, USI’s Men’s Basketball has been in quarantine, it was due to contact with an opponent,” said USI Director of Athletics Jon Mark Hall. “Contact tracers evaluated each situation and decided quarantine was the best approach to help stop the potential spread of this terrible virus. Our coaches, staff and student athletes have done an incredible job of fighting this virus and in these two cases, contact with opponents has been the reason for missed games.”

“I truly feel for our men’s basketball team as they will miss a few more games due to close contact with an opponent who tested positive for COVID,” concluded Hall.

This is the Eagles’ third time in quarantine this season.

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