The Louisville basketball program is pausing all staff actions indefinitely as a consequence of a constructive COVID-19 take a look at and the next contact tracing necessities, in accordance with a Thursday night announcement from the varsity. The 4-0 Cardinals may have their recreation towards UNC Greensboro on Friday canceled consequently.
“We’re adhering to the ACC and college protocols, and can monitor the matter day-to-day,” Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra stated in an announcement. The Cardinals haven’t decided if their recreation towards No. 4 Wisconsin scheduled for Dec. 9 or their recreation towards NC State scheduled for Dec. 16 shall be impacted.
In response to the varsity, this system has been testing “Tier 1” personnel 3 times per week. That features gamers, coaches, managers and workers. The constructive take a look at got here throughout this system’s spherical of testing on Thursday. Louisville is not the one ACC program on pause, as Wake Forest introduced Monday that it might pause actions this week as a result of outcomes of COVID-19 testing. The Demon Deacons needed to cancel a Wednesday recreation towards Troy.
Louisville was picked to complete fifth within the ACC by the league’s coaches and are off to a stable begin beneath third-year coach Chris Mack. Their greatest win up to now was a 71-70 victory over Seton Corridor on Nov. 27. However the Cardinals additionally picked up a powerful 75-54 victory on Tuesday over a Western Kentucky staff that entered with victories towards Northern Iowa and Memphis.