B1G basketball program pauses team workouts following positive COVID-19 tests
Minnesota basketball is shutting things down temporarily due to positive COVID-19 cases inside the program.
The program confirmed that news in a statement to the Pioneer Press on Tuesday, saying they took that action, “recently.”
The women’s basketball program had also temporarily shut down workouts, but individual workouts are set to resume on Tuesday, per the report.
Minnesota is ranked No. 35 in the preseason KenPom.com rankings. The Gophers are led by coach Richard Pitino and junior guard Marcus Carr.
The Big Ten has yet to release a schedule for the 2020-21 season, but it’s expected the Gophers will get their campaign underway in the next few weeks.
Last season, Minnesota went 15-16 overall and 8-12 in the Big Ten.