INDIANAPOLIS (KMTV) — Nebraska men's head basketball coach Fred Hoiberg left the floor early in the Huskers' first round loss to Indiana, 89-64, at the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday.
NU released the following statement around 11:40 p.m.:
"Before tonight’s Nebraska-Indiana men’s basketball game in the Big Ten Conference Tournament, Nebraska Head Coach Fred Hoiberg was checked by medical personnel. Hoiberg became ill as the game progressed and left the bench area late in the second half for precautionary reasons. Hoiberg was subsequently transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis for further evaluation. Hoiberg was diagnosed with influenza A (common cold). He has since been released and has returned to the team hotel."
We can now confirm Fred Hoiberg was transported to a local hospital emergency room, where he remains.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
Stadium's Jeff Goodman was the first to report Hoiberg was taken to a local hospital in Indianapolis.
Hoiberg was reportedly released from the hospital around 11 p.m on Wednesday night.
Fred Hoiberg is no longer listed as a patient at Eskenazi Hospital, where he was tonight. Per a spokesperson, that typically means he's been discharged.— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 12, 2020
Nebraska is not attending the postgame press conference.— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) March 12, 2020
Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg left the bench late in his team's Big Ten Tournament game tonight.
According to the Big Ten Network broadcasters, Hoiberg mentioned he was feeling ill during the game.
Hoiberg clearly under the weather. pic.twitter.com/KqWoEhFdWj— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) March 12, 2020
NU's season ends with a 7-25 overall record in Hoiberg's first year as head coach. Huskers players & coaches were not made available to the media following the game.
The team was allowed to leave the arena around 10:45 p.m. Central.
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