Ice freezes out Xavier home hoops doubleheader with William Carey

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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana’s home basketball doubleheader with William Carey was not played Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2018) because of icy weather.

All XULA activities were shut down for the day.

It is not known yet if the games will be rescheduled.

This is the second straight year that weather affected a William Carey doubleheader at XULA. The schools agreed on a cancellation last season after an EF3 tornado (wind speeds between 136 to 165 mph) hit William Carey’s campus in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Jan. 21, 2017. Damages included Carey’s basketball facility, Clinton Gym.

Next for the Gold Rush and the Gold Nuggets will be a Saturday doubleheader at Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and city rival Dillard. The women’s game will tip off at 3 p.m. at Dent Hall, followed by the men at 5.

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