ASU’s 1st opponent No. 2 Baylor has HC Scott Drew test positive for COVID-19

Nov 22, 2020, 4:34 PM
Baylor head coach Scott Drew directs his team against Texas Tech during the second half of an NCAA ...

Baylor head coach Scott Drew directs his team against Texas Tech during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Monday, March 2, 2020. Baylor's prospects for this season improved exponentially when top scorers Jared Butler (16.0 points per game) and senior guard MaCio Teague (13.9 ppg) both decided to return after considering early entry in the NBA draft. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Longtime Baylor University men’s basketball coach Scott Drew has tested positive for COVID-19.

Drew, whose team faces Arizona State in Wednesday’s opening round of the 2K Empire Classic, tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon.

Drew said he tested positive on Friday and immediately began self-isolating afterward.

He also said the Bears’ roster has tested negative on Friday and Sunday, with Drew’s positive test being the first such one for the team in 12 weeks of testing.

Baylor associate head coach Jerome Tang will assume head coaching duties during the two-day tournament, which includes games on Wednesday and Thanksgiving.

CBS Sports columnist Matt Norlander reported on Sunday that the Bears will fly to Connecticut on Monday and be tested once they reach the Mohegan Sun, where the tournament is being played.

The second-ranked Bears and No. 18 ranked Sun Devils are scheduled to face off at 7:30 p.m. Arizona time on Wednesday, with both teams facing either Boston College or Villanova in the final day of the tournament.

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