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Watch now: Illinois State basketball player tests positive for COVID-19; eight players in quarantine

Illinois State head men's basketball coach Dan Muller argues a call during last season's game against Valparaiso. Muller announced Thursday an ISU player has tested positive for COVID-19 with eight players going into quarantine.

Illinois State head men's basketball coach Dan Muller, shown celebrating with his team after a win against Drake last season, said a Redbird player tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday which will force eight players into quarantine for two weeks.

NORMAL — Just when things were starting to seem somewhat routine for Illinois State's basketball team, the real world rocked the Redbirds.