16.8 C
New York
April 13, 2024
NewsAltitude
Sports TOP STORIES

Fairleigh Dickinson-LIU MCBB Game Delayed After FDU Players Get Stuck in Elevator

Fairleigh Dickinson-LIU MCBB Game Delayed After FDU Players Get Stuck in Elevator

Andrew Peters February 16, 2024

Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The start of Thursday night’s contest between Fairleigh Dickinson and Long Island had an unexpected delay after a bizarre incident.

According to Fox Sports’ John Fanta, members of Farleigh Dickinson were stuck in an elevator coming to the court from the locker room.

John Fanta @John_Fanta Breaking: Tonight’s game between Fairleigh Dickinson and Long Island University at LIU is in a delay because FDU players are stuck in an elevator coming from the locker room to the court. Firemen are on the scene trying to get FDU players out of the elevator now: pic.twitter.com/cujbz2alFy

According to Fanta, firemen had to come to help the players out of the elevator. The game, which is taking place at LIU, has since gotten underway.

Fairleigh Dickinson, a small school in New Jersey, became known to the world last season when the Knights became the second No. 16 seed ever to win in the NCAA Tournament, beating Purdue to advance to the second round. Fairleigh Dickinson lost in the second round to FAU.

However, the Knights aren’t having the best year this season, sitting at 11-16 on the year. On Thursday, Fairleigh Dickinson is looking for a win over a struggling LIU team. The Sharks are 6-17 on the season.

Thursday’s delay is certainly a rare occasion in college basketball if not a first, but the Knights are looking to shake off the elevator incident to pick up a win.

Read More