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Ohio State-Marquette Carrier Classic game canceled due to weather conditions

Nov 9, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT

Buzz Williams Carrier Classic AP

After a delay of close to an hour, the 2012 Carrier Classic between Marquette and No. 4 Ohio State was canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

With the game-time temperature hovering just above 50 degrees in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., condensation gathered on the court built aboard the USS Yorktown. Concerns about player safety ultimately led to the cancellation.

Despite repeated attempts to dry the court with towels and mops, condensation remained on the floor’s surface and created a hazard.

Ohio State coach Thad Matta and Marquette coach Buzz Williams were in agreement with athletic directors from both schools that the risk was too high to continue.

Rescheduling this game now becomes an issue for the two schools, as both schools play again Sunday. Ohio State hosts Albany in Columbus, while Marquette hosts Colgate at home.

If the game is unable to be rescheduled, Marquette misses out on a chance to have an early season test against a team ranked in the nation’s Top 5.

Updates will be added as they become available to NBCSports.com.

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Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. leroysbutler - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    As cool as playing a game on an aircraft carrier is, you are playing outside. There is always a chance that the game can be cancelled. The NCAA needs to have a backup plan for any games scheduled outside, such as a neutral site available for the following night.

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