Huskers battling illness as Oklahoma State game nears

December 15, 2018

Getting sick is a part of life, and it’s a part of life the Nebraska men’s basketball team is dealing with right now.

Head coach Tim Miles said Friday multiple Huskers have been afflicted this week as the team has gone through finals and prepared to face Oklahoma State Saturday in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

One of the players, freshman guard Amir Harris, may be out for a while.

After not even being in Pinnacle Bank Arena for the Creighton game, Harris will not travel to Sioux Falls either as he battles what looks like a case of mononucleosis, Miles said.

“We’ve got to be careful with that and take our time with his return,” Miles said.

Miles also said at least three players have missed practice this week. He wouldn’t name the players, but said, “not everybody will go on the bus, let’s put it that way.”

The Huskers had their locker room disinfected Thursday, freshman Brady Heiman said.

So while it remains to be seen just who suits up and how much they play, it appears more than one Husker will be under the weather as tipoff nears Sunday.

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