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UConn Huskies' Geno Auriemma tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of NCAA women's basketball tournament

Women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma has tested positive for COVID-19, with UConnn making the announcement just hours before the NCAA tournament bracket was to be unveiled Monday.

The university said Auriemma is isolating at home and not experiencing any symptoms.

"Contact tracing protocols revealed that Auriemma did not have close contact with any other team member since Friday, March 12," UConn said. "All Tier I personnel have tested negative for COVID-19 since daily testing commenced, per NCAA Tournament protocol, on Tuesday, March 9."

Auriemma must remain in isolation for 10 days, per state guidelines, and can rejoin the team March 24.