Three more games on ships coming: report
The original Carrier Classic was staged last November 11 on the US Veterans Day holiday aboard the USS Carl Vinson, which sent Osama bin Laden to his underwater grave, just off San Diego.
North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 on a hardwood court laid on the flight deck that launched US warplanes to bomb targets in Iraq and Afghanistan.
ESPN, citing unnamed sources from each school's sport conference, reported that Florida and Georgetown will meet next November 9 on a ship offshore from Jacksonville, Florida, with the US Navy fully supportive of the idea.
The date, the opening day of the US college basketball season, will also see Marquette and Ohio State meet on a ship just off Charleston, South Carolina, and San Diego State face Syracuse on the flight deck of the retired ship USS Midway near San Diego.