COLUMBUS, Ohio — Just a day ago, Ohio State men’s basketball team figured that it would have its season opener in the books by now.
It thought wrong.
Due to condensation problems that couldn’t be stopped, the Buckeyes’ expected opener aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C. against Marquette was canceled on Friday night, delaying what is a highly anticipated tipoff for the fourth-ranked OSU squad.
“It’s definitely disappointing not being able to play,” OSU point guard Aaron Craft said following the Carrier Classic’s cancellation. “We were pretty geared up … it’s just very unfortunate.”
Although their game against the Golden Eagles will not be rescheduled to a later date this season, the Buckeyes won’t have to wait long to kickoff their season, as a 2 p.m. tipoff in Columbus against Albany tomorrow has now become Ohio State’s unexpected season opener.
While clearly upset about not having the opportunity to play in front of the armed service members who were in attendance in a once in a lifetime type of game, Craft did find some silver lining in the delayed start to his team’s season. After admitting earlier in the week that all of the Buckeyes’ attention was on Marquette and not the game that they’d be playing less than 24 hours, the junior guard admitted that the extra time that OSU now has to prepare for the Great Danes could be a positive.
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