Bad weather postpones Duke-UNC, rescheduled for Feb. 20
Wednesday's Duke vs. North Carolina has been postponed due to bad weather.
A source confirmed to CBSSports.com that Wednesday night's Duke-North Carolina game will be postponed because of bad weather.
North Carolina has now released a statement on the matter.
The game has been rescheduled for Feb. 20. Duke hosts Syracuse on Feb. 22.
"Duke's bus is not able to get to their campus to pick up the team in time to be able to make the trip to Chapel Hill so we can't play this evening," UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said. "The safety of the teams and officials is the number one priority and this was the best decision to make at this time. Coach Williams, Coach Krzyzewski, (Duke AD) Kevin White and I will be on the phone with the ACC and make a decision as to when to play the game as soon as possible."
Cunningham previously told the Raleigh News & Observer that the game would be played.
“The (ACC) policy is to try to get the game in, and if you can get your game day personnel and the teams there safely, they encourage you to play the game,” Cunningham told the paper.
A winter storm that the National Weather Service called "potentially crippling" prompted a flurry of cancellations and postponements in the Research Triangle on Wednesday.
Classes at UNC are cancelled and offices closed through 11 a.m. Thursday due to the winter weather.
A university statement discouraged fans from attending the game: "People with tickets to this evening's game are encouraged to stay off the roads."
Winter weather forced several college basketball games to be postponed.
Boston College’s game at Georgia Tech, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was moved to Thursday. Wednesday’s Vanderbilt-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C., was also rescheduled for Thursday.
Thursday’s game between Stetson and USC-Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., will be played on Monday.
Farleigh Dickinson’s home game on Thursday vs. Wagner was postponed until Monday. Georgia Southern moved its game to Thursday at 2 p.m., at home, against UNC Greensboro. Elon’s game against Furman scheduled for Thursday was postponed on Tuesday with no makeup date scheduled.
Below, some photos from the greater Raleigh area.
People are abandoning cars on 54 about 2.5 miles from Smith Center. pic.twitter.com/MCCJJejQ84— Mark Thompson (@mthompsonNR) February 12, 2014
Traffic conditions are not getting any better out there. Here is a shot from our traffic camera on I-85: pic.twitter.com/NKdIuDlSEs— TWC News Central NC (@TWCNewsCentNC) February 12, 2014
Matt Norlander contributed to this story.
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