UP men’s basketball will play in WCC tournament after false positive scare

By William Seekamp | March 1, 2021 12:01pm
Screenshot from NBC Sports Northwest broadcast of Feb. 20 game against Pacific University.

UP’s men’s basketball team will play in the WCC tournament this week, after it was determined that the positive COVID-19 test on the team was a false positive, according to a news release from athletics.  

“That test result has now been determined to be erroneous due to a 'technical error' and since confirmed as negative,” the news release said. 

The men’s team will depart for Las Vegas on Wednesday and play Santa Clara on Thursday at 9 p.m. The game will be streamed on Stadium TV.

William Seekamp is the Sports Editor for The Beacon. He can be reached at seekamp22@up.edu.