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Shaka Smart tests positive for COVID-19

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Texas head coach Shaka Smart announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

“I tested positive for COVID and am in isolation away from our team and my family,” Smart said in a statement. “I am working remotely and look forward to rejoining our team in person when it is safe to do so.”

The Longhorns have not played since January 16 when they defeated Kansas State, 82-67. Matchups at Iowa State and at TCU were postponed due to COVID issues in their program.

Texas’ game versus Oklahoma scheduled for Tuesday is still on, according to a UT spokesman. Associate head coach KT Turner will act as head coach in Smart’s absence.