JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The men's basketball game between No. 10 Florida and Georgetown on the deck of a ship was called off at halftime Friday night because the court became too wet.
Florida led 27-23 at the break in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic when the game aboard the USS Bataan was stopped by the court condensation.
Earlier in the evening, the men's game between No. 4 Ohio State and Marquette on the USS Yorktown in South Carolina was canceled before it began for the same reason.
The Florida-Georgetown game will not count and will not be made up.
The cancellations aboard the aircraft carriers cast doubt on whether these outdoor games will continue in the future. The Yorktown, however, did host a women's game late Friday afternoon, with No. 7 Notre Dame beating No. 19 Ohio State 57-71 without any problems on the court.
Florida and Georgetown players warmed up after intermission and volunteers mopped the court with towels, but the nighttime humidity near the Intracoastal Waterway caused too much wetness.
Hoyas coach John Thompson III said, "It's dangerous down here and we don't want anybody to get hurt."
Starting the beginning of his sixth season with Maryland men’s basketball, head coach Mark Turgeon signed a four-year contract extension, Maryland announced Thursday.
The extension will take him through the 2022-23 season.
The Terrapins enter the 2016-17 season ranked No. 21 in the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll and are coming off their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, which included their first Sweet 16 game since 2003.
In his five completed seasons with Maryland, Turgeon has earned a 114-59 record — the most wins for a head coach after taking over the program.
"Mark has built a program that we are incredibly proud of as he continues to lead the great tradition that is Maryland Basketball," Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson said in a statement. "I am proud of the academic and athletic success that the men's basketball team has achieved under Mark's leadership the past five years.”
“During his successful tenure in College Park, Mark has worked tirelessly to establish a nationally-recognized program that will annually compete for championships,” Anderson added.
In the team’s first two years with the Big Ten, Maryland boasts a 26-10 conference record and finished third last season (12-6) to Indiana and Michigan State, respectively.
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It took awhile, but Leonard Fournette finally looked like the player we all knew he could be. On Saturday against Ole Miss, Fournette rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns in just 16 carries. It's too bad it won't matter in terms of the Heisman race.
Heading into this season Fournette was a player to watch given how he started the 2015 season. He faded after a poor performance against Alabama, but his talent cannot be denied. Fournette's 2016 season has been a struggle, but on Saturday he finally broke through.
After Saturday's performance, Fournette is actually getting some love from experts in terms of the Heisman race (like here and here). With all due respect to Fournette, who is absolutely remarkable, this is completely ridiculous.
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Fournette has been hampered by injuries this season and has missed three games as a result. That right there virtually knocks him out of the running. Add in the fact that LSU is only playing 11 games this season because the South Alabama game was canceled, that means his Heisman resume will be only eight games, nine at the most if LSU somehow reaches the SEC Championship game. Whatever Fournette does for the rest of the season, it's going to be hard for him to prove he is more deserving of the Heisman than any of the other contenders who have been great for 12+ games.
Plus, it's not as if Fournette has been unreal in every game he has played this year. Before the Ole Miss game, Fournette was averaging just under 130 rushing yards per game. That's not bad, but it's not all that Heisman worthy either.
So no, Fournette is not among the Heisman hopefuls this week despite his monster performance. Enjoy it LSU fans, it was a phenomenal game, but it was not enough to put him back in Heisman contention.
If Fournette is out, who's in? Find out in this week's Heisman Hopefuls gallery.