CHARLESTON, SC (WSAU) Too much moisture on the court canceled the season-opening game between Ohio State and Marquette last night. Referees conferred with coaches Thad Matta and Buzz Williams before calling off the second annual Carrier Classic on the USS Yorktown, anchored off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.
Earlier in the day – when the court was dry – the Notre Dame women’s basketball team edged Ohio State 57-51. The Carrier Classic raises money for groups which help the troops and veterans and it is a showcase for the Veterans Day weekend. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was never seriously pressure in an easy 30-point victory in the season opener. Kyle Kelm scored 15 points as the Panthers romped past the University of Mary, 76-46.
Jordan Aaron had a strong first game with a dozen points and seven assists. Milwaukee went on a 12-2 run late in the first half to put the game out of reach. The Panthers led at intermission, 34-19.