The Cal State Bakersfield men's basketball team had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas due to a medical issue mid-flight.
The team is headed to Oklahoma City to compete in its first-ever NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Our team charter made an unscheduled stop in Las Vegas to address a non-team medical issue. We expect to be back en route to OKC shortly.
— CSUB Athletics (@CSUBAthletics) March 16, 2016
A source confirms with 23ABC the team had to make the stop saying, "Nothing major. Medical issue for staff member. Back in air shortly."
The team plays Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA tournament at 1 p.m. Friday.
Emergency landing in Las Vegas, everyone is ok but please pray for one of our members as they get the medical attention they need.
— Arthur Smith (@arthur_smith82) March 16, 2016