UPDATED 3/12, 1:06 a.m. ET: Nebraska has released a statement giving an update on Hoiberg's condition. He was diagnosed with the influenza A and later rejoined his team at the hotel they are staying at.
Statement from Nebraska Athletics on Fred Hoiberg pic.twitter.com/H8VE6U2cd3— Phil Bergman (@PhilBergmanTV) March 12, 2020
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Nebraska men's basketball coach Fred Hoiberg was taken to the hospital during a Big Ten tournament game against Indiana after he looked to be ill on the sidelines, ESPN reported.
Fred Hoiberg who is coaching the game while fighting an illness just left the court with several minutes remaining in the game. Hope he’s ok. pic.twitter.com/hBwjl9dQ31— Chris Hassel (@Hassel_Chris) March 12, 2020
Hoiberg, who is 47, has previously had two open-heart surgeries.
Told by a source close to the situation that Fred Hoiberg began feeling “really bad” earlier today. https://t.co/UbpaApJqHD— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 12, 2020
After the game ended, in which the Indiana Hoosiers won 89-64, Nebraska players were reportedly not allowed to leave Bankers Life Fieldhouse arena.
Nebraska men’s basketball team is not leaving Bankers Life Arena. They were brought their food outside the locker room. They are not letting people back to the area now. I just walked back to the area here and they told me no one from Nebraska will be made available.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) March 12, 2020
It was later reported that the players were allowed to leave.
The Nebraska basketball team just got the OK to leave the locker room and load onto the bus.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
News of Hoiberg being hospitalized follows the announcement that the NBA is suspending the rest of the season due to coronavirus concerns.