Florida, Georgetown won't make up cancelled game
No go on UF-G'town
GAINESVILLE— The cancelled Nov. 9 game between Florida and Georgetown will not be replayed.
Florida athletic officials learned Wednesday that Georgetown officials could not find an agreeable date to replay the game, which was played on the USS Bataan amphibious Naval ship but was cancelled at halftime due to condensation on the makeshift court.
UF executive associate athletics director Mike Hill said Florida was "surprised and disappointed" at the news.
"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."
Coach Billy Donovan said last week that UF officials had hoped to play the game in Jacksonville on Jan. 2, and that Florida would be willing to assist Georgetown financially on its trip. Donovan said by NCAA rules, the game would resume with UF up 27-23 at halftime.
Antonya English, Times staff writer