Syracuse’s original home-opener against Lincoln has been moved from the Carrier Dome to the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, and will be played as a private scrimmage, SU Athletics announces. The shift in location was due to a “few droplets of water” that an official spotted on an area of the court.
The Carrier Dome is still in its final stages of construction, the release said, which “includes spot sealing the roof.” The issue will be resolved before tomorrow’s men’s basketball game against Niagara, SU Athletics added.
Both Syracuse and Lincoln came onto the court and warmed up before heading back to their respective locker rooms right before the scheduled 6 p.m. tip-off. The scrimmage will be played without a TV broadcast in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center, the practice facility for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The Orange won their season-opener against Stony Brook on Nov. 29, 50-39, as Tiana Mangakahia returned to the court for the first time after beating breast cancer last year.