Both aircraft carrier college hoops game suspended


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Condensation claimed both college basketball games to be played on an aircraft carrier Friday night. The weather ruined the opening night of college hoops as condensation on the court claimed both contests.

The moisture provided an injury risk as Ohio State vs. Marquette in the Carrier Classic (held aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina) was called off before tip.

Florida and Georgetown were set to play aboard the U.S.S. Bataan in Jacksonville.

The USS Bataan is an amphibious assault ship. There were 3,500 fans at Mayport Naval Station. Roughly a thousand military personnel were in attendance.

Florida led 27-23 at halftime in a season opener that will not count in the record books. The game will not be made up and the stats will not count.

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