Carrier Classic 2012: Live Score, Analysis for Ohio State vs Marquette
We thought that we would have an exciting showdown between Ohio State from the Big Ten and Marquette from the Big East in the Carrier Classic, but instead we got a demonstration in seventh grade science and condensation.
Moisture on the court forced the officials, coaches and athletic directors to call the game.
However, this game aboard the USS Yorktown was never really about the basketball. Remember to thank the troops for everything they do.
Thank you for following along with the live blog. I thought we would have some entertaining basketball, but the game ended up being cancelled for moisture on the floor.
The only thing more important than player safety in this Carrier Classic is the reason the game was scheduled in the first place.
Thank you to all the troops for everything you do for us and the country.
Making the final call to cancel the game.
Clearly a glare from the condensation on the floor.
Aaron Craft is disappointed not to be playing but happy to spend some time with our military and show our appreciation.— Dan Wallenberg (@OSUADAthComm) November 10, 2012
Condensation or not, it was an awesome scene.
Aaron Craft speaking to his brother in Afghanistan through this interview sums up what this was all supposed to be about.
This is what the women's game looked like before condensation.
Leave your thoughts in the comments below: Do you think this will impact future aircraft carrier games?
Condensation issues—bringing opponents together for ages.
Buzz Williams getting in on the action.
"We're gonna need a drier boat."— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) November 10, 2012
Overhead view of what was really a crazy scene.
Probably not the type of conversations Matta and Williams expected to have with the refs tonight.
Just some routine wiping of ocean water off a basketball court.
Touching moment with Craft talking to his brother in Afghanistan via the interview on NBC Sports Network.
Players signing autographs now. Aaron Craft noting that it is bigger than a basketball game when you are at a setting like that.
Refs ran off the floor so it looks like they're not gonna play. Too damn bad because this could be the end of aircraft carrier games.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) November 10, 2012
Player safety by far the most important issue, but this is still disheartening given how much effort goes into a game like this and what the meaning behind it is.
Scratch that, it is now officially called.
I don't think this game will be played tonight. Nothing official from the broadcast yet.
OSU athletic director Gene Smith said game will not be played Saturday if it is not played tonight. He is not optimistic they will resume.
— Bob Baptist (@BBaptistHoops) November 10, 2012
Forget the idea of playing tomorrow it seems.
If anyone has counted the number of times the announcers have said the words condensation or moist, please let us know in the comments section.
This is about how I expected the first 40 minutes of coverage to go. Will keep you updated as we learn more.
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