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Gonzaga and Pittsburgh game called after first half due to dangerous floor conditions

A smart move to call this game that was ugly on both sides of the ball.

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The game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Pittsburgh Panthers was called after the end of the first half because of the "unsafe conditions of the floor". During the game, players were seen slipping and sliding across the floor like greased pigs at a state fair.

As the game progressed, it was clear that both teams were playing rather tentatively. Officials mentioned that the maintenance department would try and apply something to the court to make it a bit better, but it was to no avail. Annoying as it may be to have the Friday night cut a bit short, and even more so for the troops who were there to watch, but outdoor basketball courts at Gonzaga Prep in the middle of January were in better shape.

For the game, Mark Few started the big three and the experiment worked about as well as the court. Kyle Wiltjer was the only Zag able to guide the ball into the basket as Gonzaga fell to an early deficit. Gonzaga went on a quick run to pull back within, but the court conditions made it hard for either team to play decent basketball.

Both teams finished with nine turnovers at the half, and in a game marred by slipping and sliding, it is hard to take too much away -- other than the fact that thankfully, no one was seriously injured (as far as we know).