Two Gonzaga players out due to COVID protocols but today's game is still on?
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Two Gonzaga players out due to COVID protocols but today's game is still on?

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<small>Nov 26, 2020; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jalen Suggs (1) looks on against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports</small>

Nov 26, 2020; Fort Myers, Florida, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jalen Suggs (1) looks on against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We knew this college basketball season would be a mess due to COVID-19, but this morning, we’re getting a real taste of just how confusing and chaotic it may be.

Yesterday, No. 1 Gonzaga beat No. 6 Kansas 102-90 in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off, looking every bit like the best team in the country. This morning, news broke that two Gonzaga players were quarantining in their hotel rooms, but today’s game vs. Auburn — which JUST tipped off — would still be played. Huh?! Gonzaga issued a statement saying that the two players are out today “per tournament guidelines and COVID-19 protocols,” meaning they didn’t necessarily test positive and could have just been in close contact with someone who did.

College basketball writers on Twitter are on the case, singling out freshmen Dominick Harris and Julian Strawther.

Meanwhile, this video of Gonzaga celebrating Mark Few’s 600th win in the locker room is making the rounds even though it was deleted from the Bulldogs’ official Twitter account. The group includes Strawther (No. 0):

We’ll keep you updated as this develops. You can see Gonzaga vs. Auburn on FOX right now.

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