September 16, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Carrier Classic will return to the USS Yorktown to open the college basketball season despite last weekend's cancelled contest between Ohio State and Marquette.
Morale Entertainment President Mike Whalen said Monday his group and the Patriots Point Development Authority have agreed to hold the event again next year. This year's men's contest on Friday night between the fourth-ranked Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles was called off when condensation on the court made it too dangerous for the players.
There were no complications earlier Friday when Notre Dame women defeated Ohio State 57-51 in a Top 25 matchup on the carrier's converted flight deck.
Whalen says organizers believe they have an engineering solution to correct the condensation issue. He's heard from about 10 schools interested in taking part next year.
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