Slippery court conditions cancel Pitt vs. Gonzaga at halftime
Players were slipping on the floor and struggled with their footing as the game was being played in Okinawa, Japan, at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler.
The Panthers led the No. 9 Bulldogs 37–35 at halftime.
Pitt’s James Robinson suffered a cut on his right cheek after slipping.
Coaches Jamie Dixon and Mark Few issued an apology to troops in attendance for not being able to complete the game.
In Oct. 2012, Marquette and Ohio State had a game canceled when officials, coaches and administrators determined that condensation on the makeshift court was too dangerous to play on the USS Yorktown.
Much like in the Marquette and Ohio State game, players from Pitt and Gonzaga met with fans and signed autographs after the cancelation.
Watch Pitt and Gonzaga players slip and slide across the court below:
- Christopher Chavez