Dan Hurley, Kimani Young to miss Wednesday’s game at Seton Hall after testing positive for Covid

UConn men’s basketball head coach Dan Hurley and associate head coach Kimani Young did not make the trip to New Jersey for the team’s game against Seton Hall after testing positive for Covid, the team announced Wednesday.

Assistant coaches Luke Murray and Tom Moore will assume head coaching duties, assisted by director of player development Mamadou Diarra and video and scouting coordinator Mathew Johnson. The team also shared that Moore missed the Jan. 11 game at Marquette after he tested positive for the virus.

Moore is in his sixth season coaching under Hurley, including two at Rhode Island before he joined the Huskies. He was a longtime assistant under Jim Calhoun at UConn and was the Quinnipiac head coach from 2007-17. Murray joined the UConn staff ahead of last season and has 14 years of college coaching experience at six different programs. He also coached under Hurley at Rhode Island and Wagner.

Hurley and Young are expected to return to team activities following the customary isolation period and absence of symptoms, according to a team release.

UConn, 15-4, has lost four of its last five games after starting the season 14-0. The Huskies are searching for their first road win in conference play since Dec. 17 when the team defeated Butler in Indianapolis.

Wednesday’s game at the Prudential Center is set to tip-off at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FS1.