Ohio State hoops HC Chris Holtmann explains why one positive test could cancel non-conference games
Ohio State hoops head coach Chris Holtmann recently spoke about positive tests for COVID-19 and why just one positive test could derail non-conference games.
Per Colin Hass-Hill of Eleven Warriors, Holtmann said that a positive test by anyone would mean the game against Illinois State this Wednesday “will not happen.”
Holtmann also said, “Both teams need to have clean tests the next couple days. Our training staff is in contact with their training staff and making sure that their tests are negative.”
It sounds like for this game on Wednesday, Illinois State will pull into Columbus on Tuesday and upon arriving, everyone who traveled with the team will get tested for the coronavirus. Then on Wednesday, well before the two teams are slated to tip-off in the afternoon, they’ll get tested again. A single positive test for either team would result in cancellation.
According to Holtmann, this method is being used for non-conference games due to the different testing models from conference to conference. He went on to say that things will be different for B1G play. Since teams in the conference are adhering to the same testing model, one positive test will not necessarily force a game to be canceled.
Tip-off for the game will be at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday and the game will be televised by ESPN.