March 13, 2009

Rain Forces Massive Rescheduling Of Winthrop/adidas Classic

March 13, 2009

Rock Hill. SC - The first two days of the Winthrop/adidas Classic were cancelled due to heavy rain that blanketed the Rock Hill area Friday and is scheduled to dump at least a half inch Saturday. With the rain and the first two days of the tournament cancelled, the schedule has been all but scuttled for the weekend.

Brown will attempt to salvage some games this weekend as the Bears will travel to Spartansburg to play games on Sunday. The first game of the day pits Brown against Upstate, tentatively schedule for an 11:00 a.m. start. Brown will then take on Ohio University, tentatively scheduled at 1:00 p.m. The start times are tentative due to the uncertainty with the amount of rain the Spartanburg area will receive Friday night through Sunday morning.

The Bears were scheduled to play Albany today, but the rain continued throughout the morning and into the early afternoon before the decision was made to cancel Saturday's games as well with the forecast calling for a 90 percent chance of rain. Brown was scheduled to take on Fairfield and USC Upstate on Saturday followed by contests against Ohio University and Kent State. Now, the Bears may play just two games this weekend.