The 43-year-old Luke Yaklich grew up in Illinois, played at Illinois State and coached high school ball in the state before serving as an assistant at his alma mater from 2013-2017.
Men’s basketball players, coaches and staff at Siena College, Illinois-Chicago and Wright State are self-isolating as a precaution after two officials who called the school’s games tested positive for the coronavirus.
Illinois-Chicago fired coach Steve McClain on Friday after five seasons.
This marks the first major sporting tournament and championship that has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
Daniel Oturu scored 24 points and Marcus Carr added 14 on Wednesday to lead Minnesota past Northwestern 74-57 in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament.
Only essential staff and limited family attendance will be allowed at NCAA championships.
Tyler Sharpe scored 16 points and Jalen Tate added 14 on Tuesday, helping Northern Kentucky beat UIC 71-62 to lock up its second straight Horizon League Tournament title and earn another trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Tarkus Ferguson tied his career high with 25 points and Illinois-Chicago advanced to its first Horizon League championship game since 2004 with a 73-56 victory over top-seeded Wright State on Monday night.
Lexi Held scored a career-high 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting and No. 15 DePaul beat Marquette in the Big East tournament championship game for the third straight season, 88-74 on Monday night for the Blue Demons' fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament.
DePaul held off Seton Hall 83-80 at the Big East Conference seminfinals Sunday.
Bradley beat Valparaiso 80-66 Sunday to win their second successive MVC Tournament crown.
Tahjai Teague tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds to carry Ball St. to a 75-54 win over Northern Illinois on Friday night.
Naz Hillmon scored 20 points, Hailey Brown added 19 and seventh-seeded Michigan upset second-seeded and 11th-ranked Northwestern 67-59 Friday night in the Big Ten Conference quarterfinals.
Chicago State plans to send its men's and women's basketball teams to Las Vegas for the WAC Tournament next week after canceling regular-season games because of concerns about the spread of the corona virus.
Michael Diggins registered 17 points and eight rebounds as Illinois-Chicago got past Youngstown State 67-61 in the Horizon Conference Tourney semifinals on Thursday night.
Liam Robbins had 18 points as Drake defeated Illinois State 75-65 in the Missouri Valley Conference Tourney first round on Thursday night.
Kaleb Wesson scored 19 points to lead No. 19 Ohio State past No. 23 Illinois 71-63 on Thursday night.
Abby Laszewski had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Imani Lewis added 14 points and nine boards, and Wisconsin beat Illinois 71-55 in the Big Ten Conference tournament Wednesday.
Missouri-Kansas City has joined Chicago State in canceling a trip to Seattle for a regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball game this week over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Charlie Moore scored DePaul’s final four points at the free-throw line to lift the Blue Demons to a 69-68 win over Marquette on Tuesday night.