CAA Championship 2011: Old Dominion Mascot Causes Fog Machine Water Delay In First Half

The Colonial Athletic Association is feelin’ itself heading into the CAA tournament championship game, with the conference reportedly having a chance at three NCAA Tournament bids even if Virginia Commonwealth loses. Two big local rivals and a hyped Siegel Center meant the perfect chance for the up-and-coming conference to showcase its … oh, Old Dominion mascot.

ODU’s smiling lion friend threw powder in the air a la LeBron James, which caused a big, watery mess below one of the baskets. Apparently powder in the air plus a vigorous fog machine don’t mix. CAA theatrics, y’all.

The delay took up five minutes at about the 18-minute mark, with staff working the towels at every stoppage of play since. ESPN reports there’s still a slippery “film” on the floor.

The good news: as long as nobody gets hurt, the quality of mid-major hoops on display will more than make up for it. VCU has taken a 10-9 lead about five minutes in, by the way.

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