Oklahoma Basketball To Be Without Star Player For First 2 Games Due To COVID

Harmon reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Indianapolis on Monday.

NCAA Basketballl USC vs Oklahoma Sooners, Tulsa, USA - 15 Dec 2018: OU head coach Lon Kruger speaks during postgame interview.

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The Oklahoma basketball program will start the 2021 NCAA Tournament without a key member of its roster.

Ahead of the official start of March Madness, Sooners head coach Lon Kruger announced that star player De’Vion Harmon, who is the team’s second-leading scorer with 12.9 points per game.

Harmon will miss the first two games of the tournament for Oklahoma after testing positive for COVID-19.

The good news for Oklahoma, however, is that none of Harmon’s teammates are considered to be in “close contact” so they have avoided an early outbreak on opening weekend.

Harmon reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Indianapolis on Monday.

Oklahoma, which enters the tournament as a No. 8 seed, kicks off its March Madness run on Saturday night against the No. 9  Missouri Tigers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Tip-off is set for 7:25 p.m. ET. If Oklahoma advances, they would likely face No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga in the Round of 32.

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