UB Men's Basketball pauses team activities after positive COVID-19 test

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Dec 21, 2020

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team announced Monday morning that all team activities have been paused until further notice. A "Tier 1" individual has tested positive for COVID-19.

Tier 1 indicates that the COVID-19 case is either a player, coach, or manager. The team was made aware of the positive test on Sunday; it came from a routine test that the team takes three times a week. UB offered the following statement regarding Sunday's positive test:

"The well-being of student-athletes and staff remains the primary concern for everyone in our community. The Department of Athletics and the University will continue to follow all guidelines and safety protocols provided by the NCAA, Mid-American Conference and Erie County Health Department officials."

A week ago, head coach Jim Whitesell began a 14-day self-quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive outside of the Bulls' basketball program.

The Bulls' last game was a 107-96 loss to Syracuse on Saturday. Their next game, a visit to St. Bonaventure scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled by the Bonnies Monday afternoon. UB's next scheduled game is at West Virginia on 12/29.