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LSU basketball coach Will Wade confirms he tested positive for COVID-19

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Will Wade of the LSU Tigers during a game against the Southeastern Lions at PMAC on November...
Will Wade of the LSU Tigers during a game against the Southeastern Lions at PMAC on November 30, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Gus Stark | Gus Stark)
Updated: Dec. 14, 2020 at 11:13 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU men’s basketball head coach Will Wade did not coach the Tigers’ game against Sam Houston State at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) on Monday, Dec. 14.

LSU Athletics said in a statement Monday morning Wade would not be coaching because of “COVID-19 and contact tracing issues.”

Later Monday, Wade confirmed via Zoom that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been quarantining.

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Associate head coach Bill Armstrong served in Wade’s place for the game against Sam Houston State.

Monday’s game against Sam Houston State was added to the Tigers’ schedule on Dec. 9 after the team pulled out of their previously scheduled game against South Florida in Atlanta for Saturday, Dec. 12 due to contact tracing issues.

No fans were admitted into the arena. Only those on the player-pass lists of the respective teams were allowed into the PMAC.

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