Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew assessments constructive for COVID-19; Bears withdraw from Mohegan Solar occasion


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Baylor males’s basketball coach Scott Drew introduced by way of his Twitter account Sunday that he examined constructive for COVID-19 on Friday. The constructive check means Drew will probably be quarantining for almost two weeks and won’t be across the program to begin its season. Baylor is ranked No. 2 the AP preseason Prime 25, its highest rating heading right into a season in class historical past. 

Whereas Drew’s constructive check was initially not going to halt Baylor’s season as of Sunday evening, on Monday the Bears determined to not play on the Mohegan Solar this week, canceling its Wednesday recreation vs. No. 18 Arizona State within the semifinals of the Empire Basic and a potential recreation vs. No. 3 Villanova within the championship recreation Thursday, sources instructed CBS Sports activities.

Rhode Island will exchange Baylor within the 2K Empire Basic on Wednesday and Thursday at Mohegan Solar.

URI was already scheduled to play video games in “Bubbleville” on the Mohegan Solar.    

Baylor males’s basketball spokesman David Kaye instructed CBS Sports activities everybody in this system apart from Drew examined unfavorable Friday and Sunday. After Drew launched his assertion, he spoke to CBS Sports activities by cellphone and mentioned the idea is that he contracted the coronavirus by way of his youngsters. The Drew household is at present feeling nicely, and all members of the family are asymptomatic. 

“It is a high-probability I obtained it [from my family],” Drew mentioned. “Plus, figuring out what we do day by day in follow — to remain distanced — we went 12 weeks with out one constructive check.” 

Drew added that had been it not for Baylor testing as continuously because it does, he would have by no means suspected he had COVID-19. Drew came upon his check from Friday was constructive on Saturday morning. The crew then went by way of its contact-tracing pointers. All different individuals in this system examined unfavorable Friday and once more on Sunday, when outcomes had been returned by the late afternoon. These elements decided BU to be cleared for competitors by native well being directors. 

Drew is the newest males’s Division I coach to check constructive for the coronavirus and publicly disclose the analysis. Earlier positives embody Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Washington State’s Kyle Smith, Mississippi’s Kermit Davis, Toledo’s Tod Kowalczyk and Oakland’s Greg Kampe. 



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