Condensation cancels Ohio State-Marquette game

Condensation cancels Ohio State-Marquette game
November 9, 2012, 8:21 pm
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2012, file photo, Ohio State coach Jim Foster looks at his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in Columbus, Ohio. As Foster gets older, the thoughts of those he has known who have died flood back to him. Maybe that's typical for a person who spent three years in the Army, including 18 months in Vietnam. That his Ohio State team opens its season Friday on a battleship on Friday night just adds to and enhances his memories. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam, File)


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) The game between No. 4 Ohio State and Marquette aboard the USS Yorktown at the Carrier Classic on Friday night has been canceled because of unsafe conditions on the court.

Referee John Cahill said they waited about an hour, but the moisture on the court could not be dried. Cahill said it was in the best interest of the teams to cancel the game.

The contest was part of the second Carrier Classic. Earlier in the day, the No. 7 Notre Dame women defeated No. 19 Ohio State 57-51. There was no problem with the court during that game.

The contest raises money for several groups designed to help troops and veterans. It was a showcase for Veterans Day weekend.

Cahill said the decision was made in agreement with both coaches and athletic directors.