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Hoiberg taken to hospital as Huskers eliminated from Big Ten Tournament

Posted: 9:19 PM, Mar 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-12 00:45:45-04
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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."

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.

According to the Big Ten Network broadcasters, Hoiberg mentioned he was feeling ill during the game.

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.