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Pitt coach Jeff Capel tests positive for COVID-19; won’t coach vs. Louisville

According to a release from Pitt basketball, head coach Jeff Capel has tested positive for COVID-19. Capel, in his third season with the program, won’t coach the team’s next game: Louisville, Dec. 22.

Further testing within the program produced no additional positive tests.

Pitt played most recently this week — a 15-point win at Miami on Wednesday. The Panthers wrap up 2020 with a road trip to Duke Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Two weeks ago, Capel spoke out on his mixed emotions with playing basketball this season, amidst the coronavirus.