UConn women’s basketball head coach Gene Auriemma isn’t buying into the American Athletic Conference’s new coronavirus precaution.

Auriemma took issue with what he said was a conference request to skip the postgame tradition of shaking hands in order to prevent potential coronavirus spreading. When asked about it following UConn’s 79-38 win over South Florida on Sunday, Auriemma ripped into the new policy.

“The conference has a policy that you can’t shake hands after games. Well, we did today anyway,” said Auriemma, whose team advanced to the American Conference Tournament championship against Cincinnati with the win. “Our men played Houston the other day. They sweated on each other for two hours and then they weren’t allowed to shake hands.

“Our assistant, Sarah, her son is a wrestler,” he added. “They wrestled for I don’t know how long on this dirty mat and they go, ‘no shaking hands.’ I mean, come on … Don’t get me started.”

The AAC isn’t the only sports organization dabbling with new rules to protect against spreading coronavirus, which has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide in at least 83 different countries.

Several professional sports leagues and teams have considered other coronavirus precautions, including closing the locker room to media members. The Rangers and Islanders closed their locker rooms to media over the weekend.