According to CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, the Florida Gators men’s basketball team is heading to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to participate in the Bubbleville tournament after pulling out last week due to positive COVID-19 protocols.
Rothstein first reported the news on his Twitter account.
“Sources: Florida is heading to Mohegan Sun for two games this week. The start of the Gators’ home-and-home series with Oklahoma has been pushed to the 21-22 season.”
Sources: Florida is heading to Mohegan Sun for two games this week. The start of the Gators' home-and-home series with Oklahoma has been pushed to the 21-22 season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) November 29, 2020
The Gators had paused team activities for one week due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing protocols last Sunday, and it was believed that anywhere from 25 to 35 members of the program were classified as Tier 1 individuals — players, coaches or any individual inside the gymnasium daily. UF also had players sitting out practices dealing with virus protocol in preseason camp.
Interestingly, the NCAA’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group recommends a 14-day quarantine after a positive COVID-19 test for any Tier 1 individual which would end on Dec. 6, or one day after the end of the tournament. No explanation or further details have been provided yet, but they can be expected soon and Gators Wire will be here to provide it.