Poor floor conditions at Dunkin Donuts Center resulted in the suspension of Wednesday night’s Providence vs. Seton Hall game.
The game, which was stopped with 13:03 remaining in the second half, will be resumed at noon Thursday at Alumni Hall, the home of the Providence women’s team. Seton Hall held a 56-47 lead when the game was halted.
The court was deemed “unplayable” because of moisture. Dunkin Donuts Center is also the home of the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
Earlier in the game, several Seton Hall players slipped, including senior guard Desi Rodriguez, the team’s leading scorer. Rodriguez injured his ankle on the fall, which occurred in the first half, and did not return to the ballgame.
In the first half Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez slipped and hurt his ankle in front of the PC bench. He did not return. In the second half two more Pirates slipped and fell. That was apparently enough for Hall coach Kevin Willard. The three officials agreed with him and the game was suspended due to the unsafe conditions.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, only students and faculty will be allowed in the building when the game resumes Thursday.
Providence entered the game with a 17-10 (8-6 Big East) record while Seton Hall is 18-9 (7-7). Both teams are pretty firmly in the NCAA field as it currently stands, but a win in this one would be a boon for either’s resume.
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