BROOKLYN, NY — The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team did not use Brooklyn Nets locker room facilities or the game court at the Barclays Center before the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Four Nets’ players have tested positive for the coronavirus, Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN’s senior NBA insider and 1991 St. Bonaventure University graduate, reported Tuesday.
"Our team practiced off site while in Brooklyn last week and never came into contact with any of the Nets facilities," Scott Eddy, the university's assistant athletic director for athletics communications, wrote in an email to TAPinto Greater Olean.
The Nets were on the road during the Atlantic 10 Championship and had no direct contact with anyone from the Atlantic 10 Conference. Arena staff performed through cleaning of the facility daily.
"Barclays Center workers had not only done a deep clean of the facility after the last Nets game, but were cleaning down areas where A-10 players and fans went through before and after the two games that were completed during the A-10 Tournament on Wednesday, March 11," Eddy said.
The Bonnies traveled to Brooklyn March 11 and were scheduled to take on George Mason University on March 12 before the tournament was canceled.
Eddy said a member of the SBU athletics staff traveled with the team to do a thorough cleaning of each hotel room occupied by a St. Bonaventure player, coach or staff member. The team bus was cleaned before it left campus on March 10 and again before leaving Brooklyn following the cancellation of the tournament.
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