Gators' game against Georgetown will not be rescheduled
The cancelled Nov. 9 basketball game between Florida and Georgetown will not be replayed afterall.
Florida athletic officials learned today that Georgetown officials had decided they could not find an appropriate date to replay the game. The original game was played on the USS Bataan amphibious Naval ship, but was cancelled at halftime due to too much condensation on the makeshift basketball court.
UF Executive Associate Athletics Director Mike Hill said Florida was "surprised and disappointed" to learn the game would not be played.
"The City of Jacksonville was gracious to host us on the USS Bataan, and we appreciate them inviting us back to complete the game,'' Hill said. "We are focusing now on our upcoming game against Marquette.”
Florida coach Billy Donovan said last week that UF officials had hoped to play the game in Jacksonville, and that Florida would be willing to assist Georgetown financially. Donovan said by NCAA rules the game would resume where it ended. Florida led 27-23 at halftime.
UF guard Kenny Boynton said earlier this week that he didn't mind if the game wasn't completed. "It doesn't matter to me,'' he said. "I think it's out of our mind. We're moving forward.''
When told his points won't count from the game, Boynton said: They can have them.''
Center Patric Young, a Jacksonville native, said he would like to have completed the game because it's in his hometown.