MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Well, it was seemingly going to happen eventually. West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins announced on Friday morning that a “couple” of players are in COVID protocol and will miss the Texas game on Saturday.
The players that will miss the game have not been announced yet.
“Yeah, we have a couple that will be under the COVID protocol,” Huggins said.
It all seemed pretty much over for college basketball.
A huge majority of players and coaches were vaccinated and the games were being played. Then, the Omicron variant hit the United States, causing many people to obtain the virus despite vaccination status. For the last three weeks, college basketball has taken a huge hit, totaling with over 50 teams in COVID protocols.
“I don’t think they [NCAA] have any clue on what’s going on,” Huggins said on Friday. “They know who we’re playing when we sit down and go over the scouting report.”
West Virginia’s team has been affected for the first time this season. WVU’s game against TCU on Jan. 3 was postponed due to the Horned Frogs having issues. Now, West Virginia will be short-handed against the Longhorns, in Austin, on Saturday.
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