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Georgetown/Florida Game Won't Be Resumed

Post  Carolina Kat on Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:45 pm

Canceled game won't be resumed

Updated: November 28, 2012, 5:04 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Georgetown and Florida will not resume playing their postponed Nov. 9 opener because a new date could not be agreed upon, a Georgetown spokesperson told ESPN.com Wednesday.

Georgetown coach John Thompson III said through a spokesperson that the Hoyas couldn't figure out an appropriate date with Florida and informed the Gators administration and the officials in Jacksonville who organized the event on the USS Bataan.

Florida led Georgetown, 27-23, at halftime when the game was called because of moisture on the outdoor court. Florida coach Billy Donovan said last week he wanted to resume the game, and officials from the Gators offered up a pair of dates early next month -- either Jan. 2 or Jan. 3 -- when both schools were off.

But the Hoyas didn't want to play a game so close to their Big East opener at Marquette on Jan. 5, claiming they would prefer to resume the contest during the final week of December.

Thompson said last week in Brooklyn that he wasn't sure why the game had to be back in Jacksonville instead of a naval facility in Norfolk. He also wasn't sure if the game had to be resumed or could be started over.

Regardless, like the canceled Ohio State-Marquette game on the same night but in Charleston, S.C., the Hoyas-Gators game won't be played.

Georgetown, Florida, Ohio State and Marquette all have plenty of high-profile games in their respective conferences and won't miss losing out on high-level non-conference game when it comes time for the NCAA tournament selection process in March.

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Re: Georgetown/Florida Game Won't Be Resumed

Post  jagator on Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:13 pm

Sounds like somebody was afraid of a beat down.
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Post  stuckinknoxville on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:07 pm

jagator wrote:Sounds like somebody was afraid of a beat down.

I'm surprised it was that close to begin with.
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Re: Georgetown/Florida Game Won't Be Resumed

Post  jagator on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:21 pm

Well, it was the first game. Plus the court was wet. Wilbekin and Prather were both out. And G-town was really slowing tempo. If they played us again it would get ugly and I think they know that. They only beat UT 37-36 on their home court. And they saw what we did to Marquette. Before those games it was rumored all around Gator Nation that the game was back on. Then after that it was off again. Go figure.
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