DeKALB – During the Friday afternoon shootaround, the court at the NIU Convocation Center was fine.
For the month’s worth of practices leading up to Friday’s scheduled season opener against St. Francis, the court was fine.
But about an hour before the scheduled tip-off, there was condensation on the court, and the game was postponed.
“You feel bad for the players, the student-athletes,” NIU basketball coach Mark Montgomery said. “You mark on your calender opener Friday night, they’re excited. But no matter what, I told them, their safety is most important.”