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Workers try to dry the basketball court before the second half of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic NCAA college basketball game between Florida and Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan at the Mayport Naval Station, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. The game was canceled due to condensation on the court. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Photo by: John Raoux
Workers try to dry the basketball court before the second half of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic NCAA college basketball game between Florida and Georgetown aboard the USS Bataan at the Mayport Naval Station, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. The game was canceled due to condensation on the court. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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