Gonzaga Bulldogs hold two players out of Auburn Tigers game due to coronavirus issues

Gonzaga held two players out of Friday's 90-67 victory over Auburn due to the results of coronavirus testing after Thursday's game.

Coach Mark Few, speaking after Friday's win, said one player tested positive and another was held out due to being a close contact. In addition, a member of Gonzaga's staff also tested positive.

Few did not name which player tested positive. The father of Gonzaga freshman Dominick Harris tweeted that his son is in quarantine "because he was in close proximity with a player who tested positive."

Gonzaga, the No. 1 team in the AP preseason poll, had someone in its travel party test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at the Fort Myers Tip-Off, but Thursday's game against Kansas went on as scheduled, with the Bulldogs prevailing 102-90.

"Following testing after [Thursday's] game, two Gonzaga student-athletes are out [Friday] per tournament guidelines and COVID-19 protocols," Gonzaga's statement Friday read. "After Florida Department of Health independently conducted its contact tracing measure, the two individuals are isolating in their hotel rooms and the medical staffs of all four participating schools deemed today's games can be played."

Kansas says its game Friday against St. Joe's was green lit after the Florida Dept. of Health reviewed what happened.

"The Kansas Team Health doctors and medical professionals were made aware of Gonzaga's additional positive test and reviewed those details with the Florida Department of Health," read a statement from Kansas. "It was determined by the Florida Department of Health that there was no need to quarantine any member of KU's travel party and today's game vs. St. Joe's has been approved to be played."