Concerns about officials' health protocols in college basketball, plus games and players to watch

Marble thunders a dunk for MSU (0:23)

Michigan State's Julius Marble II elevates to throw down a vicious dunk. (0:23)

Before the college basketball season began, I reached out to several coaches to get a feel for their biggest concerns entering a pandemic-impacted campaign.

Aside from the safety of their players and the 14-day quarantine rule, there was one concern that came up multiple times that I hadn't really thought about: the referees.

"Officials are what scare me to death," one head coach said.

In all of the discussion about COVID-19 testing protocols for student-athletes and bubbles and quarantines, one thing was constantly left out: What about the officials?