UNLV basketball coach tests positive for COVID-19

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A statement from UNLV Men’s Basketball Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger posted on the team’s Twitter account announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

The statement from Coach Otzelberger says his results showed he tested positive from both a rapid antigen and PCR test.

The announcement comes a day after the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels canceled Monday’s game against Pepperdine University at the Thomas and Mack Center after a member of the UNLV Men’s Basketball program tested positive for COVID-19.

Monday’s canceled game was the second straight UNLV Men’s Basketball game canceled due to a positive test. Last week the Rebels also canceled the Dec. 9th match up against Eastern Washington after a member of the program had a positive COVID-19 test result.

“I appreciate the outstanding care of our medical team and I am now in the required isolation,” said Otzelberger.

The Rebels are 1-4 this season were set to begin the Mountain West Conference against Wyoming on December 20, this opener has now been postponed.

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