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Watch now: Illinois State's basketball team hopeful to get back to full practice starting Monday

NORMAL — Illinois State basketball coach Dan Muller was worried six straight weeks of practicing without an exhibition, scrimmage or HoopFest to break things up would have the Redbirds weary before their Nov. 25 opener in Lincoln, Neb.

That potential problem is gone.

With half the team still in quarantine because of last week's positive COVID-19 test "for one or two players," said Muller on Tuesday, the Redbirds are waiting until Monday to return to a full practice.

Those who tested positive must also go through a heart screening test before being allowed to come back.