When all is said and done, halftime between the Hampton and Gardner-Webb men’s basketball teams may go down as the longest halftime period in history.
That’s because a “permanent mechanical malfunction” with one of the shot clocks will wind up delaying the start of the second half by more than a month.
Monday night’s game between Hampton and host Gardner-Webb was halted at the half, with Gardner-Webb holding a 39-31 lead. Rather than cancel the second half, it will be tentatively be played on Monday, Feb. 24 at GWU’s Paul Porter Arena, according to a Gardner-Webb release.
All statistics, including personal fouls, will be carried over when play resumes. The two teams combined for 20 first-half fouls, with Hampton collecting 11 and Gardner-Webb nine.
No information was available regarding how ticketing for the second half will work, or how fans who attended the ill-fated first half will be handled.