SU women’s basketball game played at Melo Center after officials find water droplets on court Wednesday

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 05: Head coach Quentin Hillsman of the Syracuse Orange and players react in the first quarter against the Connecticut Huskies during the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Correction: SU officials originally stated the water droplets were most likely caused by the new roof, which is in the final stages of construction, but new information revealed the water was caused by condensation from the heating and cooling system.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The 22nd ranked Syracuse women’s basketball team was scheduled to play the Lincoln PA Lions Wednesday, but the game was moved to the Melo Center and will be played as a scrimmage, after water droplets were found on the Dome’s court.

Before the scheduled 6 p.m. tip-off Wednesday, a game official noticed a few water droplets on the basketball court in the Dome. 

SU officials said the water droplets on the court were caused by condensation, as this is the first winter the Dome is utilizing a new heating and cooling system. So, out of “an abundance of caution” the game between Syracuse and Lincoln PA was moved to the Melo Center. The change in location didn’t affect the Orange as they were victorious against Lincoln PA 90-39 Wednesday night.

The University says they plan to have the issue fixed before the Syracuse men’s basketball game on Thursday against Niagara. 

Syracuse women’s basketball will be back in action Sunday, December 6 when they host Penn State at 2 p.m.


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